06-07-2013, 02:49 PM #1Junior Member Guppy
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4 week update..cycling with fish in..more questions
well been cycling4 weeks now with 3 mollies and the one died about 2 weeks ago..well she wasn't technically dead but she was swimming vertically for a few days then she was just floating on top by the filter so I removed her before she got the other guys sick...but the other 2 seem strong...hope I did the right thing with that fish??I try to test water everyday but I miss sometimes and I get the water changed every other day...
I use to get borderline .5 reading of ammiona after 2 days but the last couple tests have been like 1 a much darker shade of green??
why is this??
I started vaccuming the old food and looks like fuzzy balls that float around after a water change.. I assume this is moldy food???
should I be vaccuming the old food off the rocks??
how many more weeks should this cycle process normally take??
thanks for any replies
06-07-2013, 02:56 PM #2
06-07-2013, 02:59 PM #3
+1 to the above response
When cycling with fish, you really need to complete water changes to keep your ammonia and/or nitrite levels at or below 0.25ppm
The is a link below in my sig that explains how to cycle with fishIf 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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06-07-2013, 03:00 PM #4
^^ all great answers to your questions10 Gallon: 8 Platys, 2 Guppies, Snails, some RCS, and plants
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