View Full Version : I Think My Tank is Ready!

03-31-2009, 11:01 PM
My water tests have been really good lately. I just took another test tonight and I have a PH of 7.0, Ammonia is 0, Nitrite is 0 and Nitrate is 0! I think I may be ready to add 2 Oto catfish this saturday!! What do you all think? The tank temp is also 82 (max, and rare) - 78. I have 4 Gold cloud minnows which are growing quite quickly and one very active Furcata Rainbow. Tank size is 30 gallons.

04-01-2009, 03:45 AM
How long have the test rusults been as stated? If has only been 1 or 2 day's, you may want to wait a couple weeks.

04-01-2009, 10:06 AM
I think you want to see some nitrate readings before thinking the cycle is complete.

04-01-2009, 10:44 AM
How long have the fish been in the tank to cycle it? If you have only just put them in, then it's going to be a while before the tank cycles.

Wild Turkey
04-01-2009, 11:41 AM
Agreed with above, we need a reference of time before we can give the proper advice about stocking and cycling

04-01-2009, 12:04 PM
All of my fish have been in the tank for 3 weeks. I have had good water quality readings for one week. I have had zeros for 3 days. Before that Ammonia and Nitrites were low, max being 0.1 and before that 0.2. So you guys think it's too early to add two more fish?

04-01-2009, 05:13 PM
Is the tank planted? If so they are probably absorbing the nitrates and giving you the 0 nitrate reading.

04-01-2009, 10:10 PM
Yes, I have three Java Ferns that are currently reproducing into lil baby javas on the leaf tips.