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starting up my 20 gal

Posted By: newguy K <atetyztrike@hotmail.com>
Date: Wednesday, 17 July 2002, at 8:11 p.m.

Hi guys I'm back.

So I've got the 20 gal started up... unfortunately it only comes with a UGF.

I've cleaned up set it all up and conditioned the water and stuffs and let the water ran for a while. Now I've put in the 3 black skirt tetras and some decorations from the old tank and the "cycle" liquid in... my lame attempt in trying to cycle the tank.

Questions:

What else should I be doing? And when should I put the loaches in? (I guess it comes down to which is worse? the old 5 1/2 gal "unstable" tank or this waiting to be cycled tank)

What extra outside filter do I need? Will the Aquaclear *mini* that came with my old tank do the job? (probably not eh?)
 

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