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    Welcome @nooby, patience is always a virtue in this hobby. Sure ul enjoy your stay and we always looking forward to seeing pics of new tanks. So snap and load!!
     
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    Anybody got watercress in their tank?
     
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    Hi Guys

    Quick question - I have pool sand substrate and 2 guppies with a heater set to 24 degrees and a sponge filter in my 230 L tank.

    Do i need to perform water changes at all while cycling?How much % change? I put water age-er into the tank on Friday.

    Thanks
     
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    What "age-er"?
     
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    Hey Jax

    Its one made for fish tanks, got it at the store, its a standard water conditioner.
     
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    I feed one pinch of fish flakes a night, 2 guppies go crazy - my water is slighty cloudy - so i take it my bacteria are busy multiplying?
     
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    Doesn't say much as there are thousands of conditioners out there, each for a different purpose. Is it Prime, Safe, Aquachlor, Microbelift, etc??

    When the water looks like there's a white haziness to it...9 times out of 10 it's a bacterial bloom. Aint a bad thing...as it means your filter cycle is set in motion. Adding something like Microbelift's Special Blend (my personal favourite) or Stability will help your filter seed quicker and more effectively as it contains colonising bacteria.
     
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    Not sure what the name is, can check this evening, buts its sole purpose is to only remove chlorine from water and nothing else.
    Thanks, its what i thought when i saw cloudyness last night - the water was crystal the first 2 days...
     
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    Hey @n00by PICTURES!! hahaha!
     
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    Ja ja ja, waar is die prentjies...
     
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    Hey Guys

    Soon soon, Just putting finishing touches on my pebble wall and going to drop that in tonight and then take a pic if its not too cloudy.
     
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    Hey Guys

    Im going to put more plants in tonight, pls give me your criticism, thanks!
     
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    Really dont like that we cant edit a post after 5 mins.

    I want to thank @Coldcat for all his advice aswell as his plants and shrimp.I've been bothering him daily :D

    I also wish to thank @blackgnat for all the guppies he gifted me,there are some real beauties in there and saw a baby yesterday :D

    I also want to thank my wife, she made that pebble wall :D

    Thanks again guys!
     
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    Some definite potential in here. I would build a similar "wall" on the other side of the tank, not the same size tho...as it would look too symmetric. Maybe a gap next to the existing wall, a small wall...then another gap...and then another wall...so it looks like a broken down fort or building ruin?
     
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