Thread: newbie here we go
05-07-2013, 02:06 PM #1Junior Member Guppy
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newbie here we go
Well my wife I decided to buy an aquarium since our 19th month old son is fasinated with them it seems. Knowing full well this is gonna be my hobby and im gonna do all the work.Went to wal mart got a 29 gallonkit and supplies.
Igot set up checked Ph with strips and like a dummy got 3 mollies and some live grass stuff(forget the name of that grass)
since reading here i know i screwed up. nevered cycled and dont have a decent water test kit. I should be getting test kit in mail in a day. Now my fish are alive but my water went from very clear to clouldy.
Gonna try and cycle with fish in but should i wait to test levels beforechangeing water?
not sure if this is right forum(sorry)
05-07-2013, 02:31 PM #2
Welcome to the forum
Until you get your test kits, I would suggest daily 50 to 75% water changes.
Once you get your test kits, base your water changes on your daily test results to keep your ammonia and/or nitrites at or below 0.25ppm. For example, if your ammonia hits 1.0ppm, complete a 75% water change to bring it back down to 0.25ppm
There is a link below in my sig to a good explanation of how to cycle with fish.If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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05-07-2013, 06:22 PM #3
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05-07-2013, 06:44 PM #4
3 mollies in a 29g is not the brightest idea in the world but it's also not necessarily going to result in permanent harm to the fish.
Might wanna read up on filter maintenance while you're at it, would save you from fatal mistakes further down the line.
05-08-2013, 06:26 AM #5
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05-08-2013, 10:03 AM #6
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