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Video of the aquarium now unveiled 1 year 7 months ago #68631

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Here it is. The tank took just over a week to finish cycling. Everyone is doing well.

There are four juvenile Cobue peacocks. two yellow tails, two Synodontis lucipinnis which are more active at night then during the day. They adjusted pretty quickly the first night I got them. Looking forward to seeing how this mix pans out. There are two lakes mixed in. Mostly from Lake Mawai. The synodontis is from Lake Tangyanika. It's the only bottom feeder known to be okay with South African cichlids.

There it is. As the fish grow, I'll post updates.

Seriously considering a 75 gallon in the near future.
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2 male cobues, 1 cobue fry
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Video of the aquarium now unveiled 1 year 7 months ago #68636

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Looks excellent!

Very curious how you cycled it in just over a week?
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I used Prime and it says it helps cycle the tank faster. Maybe it helped more then I thought it did. The numbers from the test indicated it was near the end of a cycle not the beginning............. I kept up on the water changes in the mean time....
65 gallon
2 yellow tail aceis
1 yellow top finned Lawanda
2 male cobues, 1 cobue fry
6 female cobue peacocks
2 Synodontis lucipinnis
1 electric yellow

5.5 Gallon
red finned, blue and white marbled Delta tail betta


30 gallon
3 males, 4 females

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Video of the aquarium now unveiled 1 year 7 months ago #68638

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Is this the same tank you left running without fish for a few months? I think you said you kept adding food as an ammonia source. Maybe that's why it cycled so quickly.
Prime shouldn't speed up a cycle it helps detoxify the ammonia being produced for a short period.
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Yes this is the same aquarium I left running without fish for a few months. I was adding food in so I would not completely lose the bioload.

My thinking on it was, if I kept putting food in, then if it did go through a cycle after adding fish in. It should be a mini cycle vs a full cycle and shouldn't take as long.
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2 yellow tail aceis
1 yellow top finned Lawanda
2 male cobues, 1 cobue fry
6 female cobue peacocks
2 Synodontis lucipinnis
1 electric yellow

5.5 Gallon
red finned, blue and white marbled Delta tail betta


30 gallon
3 males, 4 females

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Video of the aquarium now unveiled 1 year 7 months ago #68657

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Your water parameter testing will tell you if you have an adequate cycle for your bio load. I'd keep a close eye on your measurements and be ready for water changes.
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Video of the aquarium now unveiled 1 year 7 months ago #68663

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my thinking is if you have been adding a little fish food, this will keep the cycle up, or start one, few months plenty of time for that, I do agree with keeping an eye on things, esp if the water turns cloudy on you all of a sudden.

Nice looking set up. :thumbs:
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Thanks :)

I have backed down from day to day water testing as it appears everything has settled pretty well.

I've been testing every couple of days. The ammonia hasn't spiked in three weeks and has been down to 0. I have my fingers crossed that means the cycle is more or less stabilized for now.

I'm already considering upgrading to a 90 just to handle bioload better. I've been looking online and it looks like I should be able to put together a stand with 2x4s? That never crossed my mind. On youtube KingofDIYS I think that's his youtube name has a pretty good basic tutorial on how to make a stand for under a hundred bucks. He has tanks that are in the 300 gallon plus and he's been using this design for every stand. The one he showed is good for upto 300 gallons. I don't think I need to make it as wide as he has.


Has anyone experience with making their own stands? I would love to hear from you :)
65 gallon
2 yellow tail aceis
1 yellow top finned Lawanda
2 male cobues, 1 cobue fry
6 female cobue peacocks
2 Synodontis lucipinnis
1 electric yellow

5.5 Gallon
red finned, blue and white marbled Delta tail betta


30 gallon
3 males, 4 females

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