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When is The Right Time to Release Fishes into The Tank

Discussion in 'General Aquascaping and Planted Tank Discussions' started by firstyuyu, May 26, 2015.

  1. firstyuyu

    firstyuyu New Member

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    Hi,

    I am new to aquascape and plan to build one. I still have question. When is the right time to release fishes into the tank? As soon as I finish planting or wait several days until my ecosystem inside tank became stable?

    Thanks


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  2. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    firstyuyu

    Can you fill in your Country and location please.

    Fish/stock should not be added until the "Cycling" process is completed.

    Keith:):)
     
  3. Shadow

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    You need to cycle your tank first. Basically to let the filter running for few week to cultivate beneficial bacteria that convert toxic ammonia into less toxic nitrate. That could take 4 weeks at most. If you are lazy like me, just wait for a month. If not, you can use ammonia test kit and wait until it show zero.
     
  4. firstyuyu

    firstyuyu New Member

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    Thanks guys.

    @keithgh
    I just added it on my profile page


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  5. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Thank you if I am correct there are several members from Indonesia.

    It can be very useful if you are looking for local information/supplies

    Keith:):)
     

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