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Re: New tank


Thanks for the response.  One question, in your opinion, how many ottos, if 
that is the fish of choice, would you start with for a 180 gal?


At 03:48 AM 9/20/99 -0400, you wrote:
>Date: Sun, 19 Sep 1999 18:39:40 -0400
>From: krandall at world_std.com
>Subject: New Tank
> >I am going to set up a planted 6x2x2 next week and I just want your opinion
> >about how many fish I should put in to cycle it.  I will probably use zebra
> >danios, some ottos and maybe some cherry barbs that I have.
>Planted tanks should_not_ be cycled in the traditional way.  Read the
>archives, I'm sure this has been covered ad infinitum.  Plant the tank
>fully from day one.  You can add some algae eating fish right away, or any
>time during the first couple of weeks.  _DO NOT FEED_.  At the one month
>point, you can start slowly stocking the tank and feeding lightly.  As long
>as you don't dump huge quantities of fish in at the same time, or over
>feed, you won't even be able to track a "nitrogen cycle".