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12-20-2012, 03:20 AM
Thanks everyone. From all I read and your input, I am putting in a pinch (2 flakes per fish), letting them devour it, and if they get it all in 2 minutes or so (none of this pinch even thinks about...
12-15-2012, 11:40 PM
Hi. We just started our tank with 6 platys, the tank has been cycled and they are very happy. We have had them for 4 days now and have been feeding them once a day, flake food, about 1-2 flakes per...
No, not your fault, totally mine. The process though is hard to understand and open to a lot of interpretation. I did what the process said at the time I read it, so saying I in no way followed the...
Having said that all, I would expect that over time, with Ammonia in the tank, that the bacteria in the filter, regardless if there is a lot, or little, would slowly eat the ammonia that is currently...
It has been about 4 weeks and I am using a liquid API kit, the Master Test Kit. If it were done, wouldn't ammonia fall quickly? Ammonia isn't falling at all, and if it does, it falls maybe 1ppm...
Nor sure what I am doing/did wrong. 20 gallon tank, fishless cycle from scratch using ammonia. Dosed 60 drops up to 2ppm and waited. After a few days I saw ammonia drop to just over 1ppm and...
08-13-2012, 10:56 PM
I am ready to properly cycle my tank which had 5 tetras that did not survive, a case of ich and some form of white algae. This all transpired over 3 weeks. I am going to do a fishless cycle now. ...
08-11-2012, 02:13 AM
One more question, when cycling I read it is good to keep the light on at all times, is this a good piece of advice? I have an LED light with a day and night setting and would keep it on the day...
08-11-2012, 02:11 AM
Lady Hobbs, you are right, way too much going on and bad advice at the "pet store". I did add a secondary air source of both a bubbling treasure chest and an air stone to help aerate with the higher...
08-11-2012, 02:08 AM
Poll: And then there were none
Thanks homemadepopcorn. The last of the serpaes just died. Just to cover the parts I know I will second guess myself on, I should clean with hot tap water with no other cleaner, right, not even...
08-11-2012, 01:13 AM
Hello all, I am new to the forum and it has been almost 20 years since I kept an aquarium (salt), and never started one. This story is long but I am at a loss. For my daughter we bought a 20...