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Old 08-28-2012, 12:46 PM   #1 
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10 Gallon Tank Cycle Question

I currently have up a running a 10 gallon tank, aquaclear 20 filter, piece of drift wood and a anubias nana attached to the driftwood with some fishing line. There are no fish in the tank. Can I remove a small amount of fish waste and water from my betta bowls and add it to the 10 gallon to help the cycling process and feed the anubias?
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You need an ammonia source bigger than the little bit of waste you remove from the bowl. It needs a constant source of ammonia so you either need to get real ammonia or use a frozen shrimp, something to supply the constant source of ammonia to start the cycle & complete it.
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What is your finial stocking plan.....

Anything organic will supply the ammonia source...Like a live plant...

Have you read this sticky...
http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=107771
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I am not sure plant wise, but my Black Orchid will go in the tank. I was thinking of using a couple of guppies in a fishcycle. I have the one anubias in there now. I may put another in as I really like the look of it but I want to make sure the plant takes.

Final stock will be my Betta and possible a few shrimp or cory. I would love to have a couple of similar colored guppies (black/blue) in there with him but I don't know how he would react to them.

I did read the sticky OFL. Lots of great information. I know I could put my Betta in there and cycle with him in it but I don't want anything to happen to him.

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