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    Default Brand new aquarists

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    Hi everyone, we are new to the hobby of fish keeping.

    Just got ourselves a 90L tank last week, and we kinda just jumped into it without researching or anything, our local pet store were not very helpful, i think they just wanted to make as many sales as possible. So we ended up with over 30 fish. So, over the last week we have lost about 30% of our little fishy friends, and I am starting to get a bit worried about it all. I had a bit of a read of the E-Book provided by this site, and i believe i did not cycle our tank properly. So I have just gotten myself a ammonia test kit, but no ammonia levels were detected??? so I am kinda stumped on how our fish are dying???

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    If it was a strip test kit it was probably not accurate or you might have had nitrites which are also deadly. What is your stock. By reading the post I can just tell that this tank is probably going to be overstocked.

    Also, make sure you are keeping up with water changes and are not overfeeding.
    Last edited by Cory Catfish; 09-07-2012 at 01:18 AM.
    I tested 97% positive for Multiple Tank Syndrome
    ~~~~~~~~~~~Cory Catfish
    King of the Virtual [Cory] Catfish

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    Its a Nutrafin test kit, with a little test tube and some stuff in a dropper. we also have been using NUTRAFIN cycle biological aquarium supplement and also NUTRAFIN aqua plus tap water conditioner. Also it is a freshwater tropical tank. The fish that we have left are:

    2x female kribensis
    3x Neons
    2x Tiger Barbs
    1x red tail shark
    1x yellow molly
    11x swordtails

    we have the temp set at 24 degrees celcius.

    I really wish i had read more into it before just putting fish in and hoping for the best, rookie mistakes i guess.

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    ill repost all this in the appropriate thread also :)

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    Woah, the neons, barbs all need to be in schools. I would either rehome everything so you don't lose any more fish, then cycle, or rehome the neons, barbs, DEFINITELY the rts (they need a bigger tank), the molly probably too, well, just about everything except the swordtails. After the fishless cycle I think 11 swordtails just about does it for 20G (90L).

    If you make frequent water changes and water tests during the cycle, your fish have a 80% chance of surviving. I'm not sure with NF, always used API so I will leave that up with another member.
    Last edited by Cory Catfish; 09-07-2012 at 01:35 AM.
    I tested 97% positive for Multiple Tank Syndrome
    ~~~~~~~~~~~Cory Catfish
    King of the Virtual [Cory] Catfish

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    we had 6 neons to start with, but lost a few. Hopefully a friend can house our fish so ican start this tank the proper way. thank you for the advice :)

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    +1 to all posts above.Hello and welcome to the wonderful AC. The greatest fish site on the web!!!!!
    ask ?'s and change some water pair of JD's and loving it.

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