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Author Topic: setting up new fish tank  (Read 34 times)
Stella
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« on: September 15, 2017, 10:50:22 PM »
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Hi yall!

Im gonna set up two tanks and as Im new to the hobby Im hoping you guys can help me out so I dont make any mistake and give my fish a healthy and good life  nerd Ive been reading a lot and think Im ok as to cycling the tanks, water changes etc. Not so sure though about what kind of fish I can keep together in the bigger tank, if the space is enough.
One of them is a 10 gallon, and I wanna keep a male Betta in it. The other one is a 140 L and Im wondering if my selection of fish is ok?

- school of around 30 neon tetra
- 1 female betta
- 1 bristlenose pleco

Thanks so much, any advice or recommendations is very welcome!  goldfish
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« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2017, 10:42:49 AM »
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Your final stocking options do look good.  I would like to caution you that neon tetras don't do well in a cycling tank.  If you put just the pleco and female beta in the tank for the cycle... wait 6 weeks and then add 5 or 6 neons a week until you have the number you want, you would have a better chance of keeping them healthy.

Also using a fish to cycle a tank is hard on the fish.  If you put the filter for the 10 gallon tank on the 140L and after that 140L is cycled moved the filter back onto the 10 gallon and put the male beta in, the tank would be cycled and the betta didn't have to go through the trauma of that.
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