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I just did a 30% water change then another 30% water change. The poor thing isn't looking good. It looks like it is gasping for air and I can see its gills. Maybe it was a fungal...
I just got the water tested. I believe the reason for which the nitrate is at 0 is because I have a lot of plants in the tank and a very low bioload for a 10 gallon tank. I have verified that the...
I have a 10 gallon planted cycled tank.
3 otto, 5 nerite, 1 assassin snail, 2 RCS and 1 betta.
Ok this is what I have:
To answer the aforementioned questions:
- It seems to be a mixture of black lava rock and standard black gravel. (it was given to me by my brother and he got it from an...
Sorry I forgot that I did make one last change - Since I had my aquaclear20 filter running with the same filter cartridge for the past 5 months, I took out the carbon out of the filter ( just cut...
Fully cycled tank (with currently a 0 for ammonia, nitrite and nitrate).
Planted tank with 1 betta and 1 assassin snail.
About a week ago I got a very nice new plant that is very...
You are all so right and I should have known better than to test the water before asking questions.
PH - 7
nitrate: Almost a 0, I had just done a fairly large water...
I have a 10 gallon tank
Fully cycled and running quite well for about 2-3 months now.
1 betta and 1 assassin snail.
On and off problems with phosphate being the cause of algae...
So here is where I stand:
My tap water is fantastic, no traces of ammonia, nitrIte nor nitrATE.
My nitrATE levels in the tank are great.
I got my phosphates tested and they were extremely...
The tank completed its cycle two weeks ago. I did a 90% water change. I was planning on doing a 30% weekly water change (has been done once).
I will try to stir the substrate without bothering the...
Hello Aquarium lovers! I have learned that you like as many details as possible so here it goes!
I'm starting to notice a bit of an algae issue with my tank. It 10 gallons, is fully cycled...
Lady Hobbs, wouldn't the apple snail make a quick enough snack out of my plants?
Seb's fish, do you mean have 5 female bettas in the tank at once without separators? I would consider that but is...
My betta used to be in a small tank with bad conditions. After almost dying and suffering from fin rott, she got moved to a freshly fishless cycled 10 gal planted tank. She is happy, swimming around...
You were right! I took your advice and kept going. I just came home tonight and tested the tank - 0 ammonia and 0 nitrITES. I'm doing the "24 hour test" to see if I was really getting the right...
They had the test kit in!
I also have flourish tabs to put into the tank. I have not yet done that though.
Readings as of 5 minutes ago:
The readings I had were after two weeks without any seeding. They didn't seem right and I knew that I was using test strips so I went in and got it tested and I was right, the strip readings were...
The tests showed a nitrite reading of 10ppm and nitrate reading of 4ppm.
Once I can properly test the water I will see if the tank is ok for the betta or not.
I'm sorry, your last post confused...
Before even thinking about adding fish, I read a lot of articles about fishless cycling. I actually liked the post about fishless cycling that you display with your posts the best.
Those two posts...
I will use the fluorescent lighting and maybe invest in a second bulb of the same. I will also invest in some tablets. I took care to make sure they were not planted too high nor too deep.
The betta was suffering from fin rot, so I had to do a full water change (unfiltered 1.5 gal non heated. I got into this hobby with this betta and the tank without knowing enough and I'm trying to...
I have two regular light bulbs that came with the kit and I have a 15 watt full spectrum fluorescent bulb that I have been using for the past week.
I just noticed that on my black substrate as well...
Ok I am feeling over my head now.
10 gal tank
1 african sword plant
1 amazon sword plant
2 medium and 3 just sprouting java fern
*Fishless cycle, week 3*
I went in and got it tested at my lfs. The strips were way off. I have regular readings of ammonia, nitrite and I haven't hit the nitrate part of the cycle yet. My plants are doing very well. I have...
Well my tank has been running for two weeks now with the plants and I started adding the ammonia three days ago. I did seed a bit I guess, if you consider the plants and the sponges they came in (I...
I am fishless cycling the following:
10 gal tank with heater, fluorescent bulb, heater set at 86, filter running. Pretty standard set up.
I have 1 african sword, 1 amazon sword, crypt parva, 3...