The Fish Tank Cycle is the most important step in setting up a new tropical fish tank
As how the length, Cycling can take anything as short as 3 weeks to something long like 2 months. My 20gal tank took 1 and a half months. I never knew of the fishless cycle at the time and got hardy fish right away. The benefit to this is that the tank cycles while you already have some fish it but they have to be hardy to withstand the ammonia spikes. Some fish are really sensitive and can die quite quickly if they don't enter an established tank. If you want to stay to tropical fish, Some people will disagree with me, but a couple of male Guppy's would be perfect for your tank. They don't get any bigger than about 1-1 1/2 inches and they are really colourful and enjoy swimming too. They are quite hardy for a new tank tho some people say otherwise.
If you are planning to cycle your tank and have live plants then the plants you said are fine. If you plan on cycling your tank with live plants then you will need faster growing plants and more at the very least I would suggest some type of floating plant. These will pull out nutrients out of the water just as fast as stems do but shade the fish and plants below. Most tropical fish do not appreciate bright lights and most come from dull light rivers/streams. There are some plants that will appreciate the shade too like Anubias and Java fern.
How to Cycle Your Tropical Fish Tank - For Birds Only
Tropical fish tank 2nd week of cycling - YouTube
- A guide on how to cycle your aquarium. - Learn the basics of aquarium lighting - Overview of How To Breed Tropical Fish - Great Beginner Fish for the Beginner Aquarist - Horrible Beginner Fish for the Beginner Aquarist - A guide to your fist aquarium - Basic filter management - Information on the effects of using carbon in your aquarium. - A guide to aquarium cycling and how it works. - A text about why you shouldn't alway trust your fish store. - A detailed account of how to simulate seasons in aquariums - How to prevent electrical accidents. - thoughts about filtration - Thoughts on how to optimize growth in fry. - An introduction for beginners. - Llists and describes the different methods of aquarium filtration, and then discusses their benefits and drawbacks. - Information about how to find breeding triggers in different fihs species. - Information about fry savers and how to construct fry savers. - A gew tips on choosing healthy fish. - A guide on how to make your own pebble cave for your fish. - A technical article about modifying hardness, alkalinity and pH. - The factors affecting fish growth - some may be manipulated, others not. - Detailed guide on how to setup a freshwater aquarium.. - RO is a way to get very pure water in which fish such as dicus and neon tetras can breed and raise their fry. - How to make sure that the materials you use in your aquascaping are aquarium safe. - A guide that will help you choose the right fish for you based on tank size and experience level. - Help beginners setup their first aquarium - Protecting your fishes vital slime coat - The biology of snails. Their advantages and disadvantages in an aquarium. How to keep them in check. - How to set-up, stock and maintain an aquarium that replicates the Amazon watershed. - Information about Wall mounted aquariums - Hardness, alkalinity and pH are discussed technically, from a chemistry point of view. - Introduction to water chillers.I just set up my tank and now my tropical fish are dying? Most likely the tropical fish are suffering from . Please read about the Nitrogen cycle.