Thursday, March 16, 2006

Cycling a New Tank (29 gallon) (continued)

Tonight's readings:

0 ppm nitrite
<.25 ppm ammonia

Looks like the bacteria that eat up the nitrite are growing nicely. I could add more ammonia, but I think I will wait until tomorrow. Should be down to 0ppm by then.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

29 Gallon Cycling update

Today's readings:

.25 ppm ammonia
0 ppm nitrite

Tomorrow, I'll probably add some more ammonia.

I should note that this tank will probably cycle faster than a normal tank would, because I added some filter material and gravel from a mature aquarium to this one.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Cycling a New Tank (29 gallon)

I'm reviving this blog to record my progress on cycling a new 29 gallon aquarium. The details of the process can be found in some of my first posts to this blog, starting here and here's the article I use for reference.

I set up the tank on Sunday and added 1/4 teaspoon pure ammonia to the tank late that night. Here are my readings for Monday and tonight:

Last night:
2.0 ppm ammonia
(did not measure nitrite)

1.0 ppm ammonia
0.5 ppm nitrite

Tank plan in brief: My five-year old son really wants some Glass catfish (Kryptopterus bicirrhis), so I'm building the tank around them... planning a Indian/southeast asian planted aquarium. More to come!

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Flickr: The Aquarium Pool

Just thought I would mention quickly that the The Aquarium Pool at Flickr has been seeing a lot of activity lately. And a lot of it is freshwater home aquariums -- hurrah!

Friday, April 08, 2005

The Age of Aquariums

Interesting looking site. Bills itself as "one of the oldest, largest and most entertaining international aquarium sites on the net, where both novice and seasoned hobbyists have been meeting since 1997 to share experiences and promote responsible fishkeeping."

Age of Aquariums - Tropical Fish - Main Page

I got to by contacting someone on Flickr to find out more about how he set up his tank. He answered my questions, and then sent me a link to some more pictures of his fish.