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Old 09-07-2009, 12:30 AM   #1 
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Well my boyfriend brought me a 10 gallon tank he bought off someone in Cali.
He showed up with it in pieces.. like literally the filters, yeah there were two, was completely taken apart with no instructions. So we spent over an hour trying to figure out what pieces went where. In the end only 1 filter worked, but I think I only need one right? It came with a ton of tubing which I have no idea goes where. A light with no light bulb. and a broken lid... So me and him are heading to walmart or petsmart tomorrow to get new pieces.
Anywho, is there anything important I need to know about 10 gallons? I read somewhere that you're suppose to let it filter for at LEAST a week... that seems so long I want to put my fishys in their new home now! haha
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Old 09-07-2009, 02:08 AM   #2 
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If you're going to cycle, which you'll want to with a 10 gallon, it will take about a month.
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Old 09-07-2009, 08:24 AM   #3 
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Don't forget a heater.
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Old 09-07-2009, 11:17 AM   #4 
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Here's the thread to cycling. I STRONGLY suggest fishless cycling.

http://www.fishforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=3738
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Old 09-07-2009, 02:28 PM   #5 
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i just started cycling my 10 gal tank 3 days ago. Go get a Freshwater test kit, i just picked one up @ pet supermart for 35 bux, kinda pricey, but its like 800 tests, so youll never have to get one again. Seemed like the best bet because ur going to have to test for Ammonia and Nitrite, and both of those tests costed about 15 bux alone (with only 100 or so tests). Get a Thermometer. I dont use a heater, i live in florida and its nice and warm here :) My water is always at about 76-78. If you live else ware i would suggest a heater probably. Although i am not very familiar with the climates. good luck! and enjoy! I cant wait to be fully cycled!
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Old 09-08-2009, 12:18 AM   #6 
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I sooooood do not have $35.... I got my tank for 20 with everything included... Geez my new fish home is going to be empty for awhile =//

And I live in Arizona, usually 120 around here so I don't think I need to worry about a heater. Even at night when I turn off all the lights the temp only gets to maybe 72 if that. (I decided to check in the middle of the night once lol)

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Old 09-15-2009, 09:27 PM   #7 
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Yay for midwest being -35 in the winter!
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Old 09-15-2009, 09:41 PM   #8 
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You can actually BUY beneficial aquarium bacteria in liquid form. Here's a link:

http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...ductId=2752206
9 Dollars for the small bottle. Seems like a good deal and it will speed up the cycle a TON.
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