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thewingnut13
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PostPosted: 2007.01.05(Fri)20:34    Post subject: How many to add at once? Reply with quote

Hey everyone. I have a cycled 20 Gallon tank with 5 Zebra Danios and 5 Bloodfin Tetras. I'm going to add 6 Pepperd Corys. I didn't know if I could add all 6 at once or add 3 then like a week or two later add the other 3?
Thanks for your help.
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richiestang_78
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PostPosted: 2007.01.06(Sat)15:10    Post subject: Reply with quote

First congrats on the cycle but in the future try the fishless way when cycling a tank. And I would do that, add 3, wait a week and add 3 more.
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DF Bobo
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PostPosted: 2007.01.06(Sat)15:49    Post subject: Reply with quote

since cories are small fish, I think adding all six at once would be okay, but it may be better to do it 3 per week for 2 weeks to let the bacteria keep up with the bio-load, especially since tanks cycled with fish are a bit less stable.
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Dusko
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PostPosted: 2007.01.07(Sun)15:26    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you use live bacteria cultures like Biospira or Amtras pro-cult or Aquatic Nature's 2 in 1 Bio-bacter, you can feel free to add 10 small fish (that grows no bigger than 5 cm) at once out of my experience. I am especially satisfied with the Aquatic Nature's Bio Bacter. http://www.aquatic-nature.be/site2/
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Hey people, with those new bacteria products we don't have to go through all this cycling confusion anymore, but it does help if we know a bit about the nitrogen cycle, just to understand how an Eco-system is establishing it self.
NOTE; not all bacteria products are good, so do a wide research before introducing fish.

Kind regards, Dusko.
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