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Old 03-15-2014, 07:47 AM   #111 
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Don't know about the ruggedness of imports. I haven't heard that. You're on the AB thread, so you would know better than me. My only import is a wild B smarigdina. He's tough as nails.

If you change water to keep ammonia below 0.50ppm and use Prime to lock that up, any fish should be able to handle that. I only worry about new keepers without test kits.

Just for fun, here's my one-sentence cycling tutorial:

Change half the water whenever ammonia rises above 0.25ppm or weekly, whichever comes first, dosing Prime @ 2-drops/gal of tank size with changes and 1-drop/gal daily until cycled.
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Old 03-15-2014, 09:03 AM   #112 
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Very good advice and exactly my thoughts, it amazes me the amount of people that have new tanks. And have no idea of Ammonia and Nitrite. Nowadays what with internet you would think that people would do some research before their fish gets sick.
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Old 03-15-2014, 09:18 AM   #113 
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Step-by-Step Nitrogen Cycle Guide

Goes waaaaay beyond fish. Seems like people either don't do any research or they get analysis paralysis.
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Old 03-15-2014, 09:21 AM   #114 
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It's the main reason the BF disease section is multiple times busier than over at TFK.
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Old 03-18-2014, 09:37 AM   #115 
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Don't know about the ruggedness of imports. I haven't heard that. You're on the AB thread, so you would know better than me. My only import is a wild B smarigdina. He's tough as nails.

If you change water to keep ammonia below 0.50ppm and use Prime to lock that up, any fish should be able to handle that. I only worry about new keepers without test kits.

Just for fun, here's my one-sentence cycling tutorial:

Change half the water whenever ammonia rises above 0.25ppm or weekly, whichever comes first, dosing Prime @ 2-drops/gal of tank size with changes and 1-drop/gal daily until cycled.

agreed, this water cycling indeed is "healthy" way for new tank. Just wonder how the Asian breeders cycle their bottles / tanks - fishless or ammonia or IAL or rain water etc.? Now they even place their betta in plastic bag permanently, wonder if they cycle these plastic bags? Wonder why - they have stronger fish ?
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They don't cycle the jars or bags. Daily water changes with special devices.

I'm not sure, but I think they only cycle the breeding tanks.
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Old 03-18-2014, 10:19 AM   #117 
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I am not a 100% on this but also their water in Asia is a lot softer than ours which if I understand all I have read this also make the Ammonia a less toxic form, which maybe how they can get away with it more than we can.
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Good point, bB.
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Old 03-18-2014, 05:57 PM   #119 
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Hallyx, great observations. They know and use a lot of water change instead of water cycling.
They collect rain water or age tap water, they also use IAL and coralchips regulate water para.
Interesting and contrasting differences between east & west.
One gallon of water ratio to one inch of body, one small bottle/bag per fish that also do well.
Cars and houses in US use to be super big compare to Asia(Hk/japan).
Common denominator is gas/petrol is super expensive, so as all the Chemicals.
We all spend to keep these companies (and fish) very happy.
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Old 04-24-2014, 04:54 PM   #120 
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So, not sure if this was answered in the past comments. I just set up a 5 gallon tank for my boy Sardine. I just want to know how long should I wait to add in my boy? It's a NPT soil, gravel and six kinds of plants filtered and heated.

here is the picture:
http://s928.photobucket.com/user/Tre...tml?sort=3&o=0

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