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    New tank been running since Saturday, Tuesday started to ad fish, 2 Cory cats 1 percosimer , 2swordtail (pineapple) labeled as green, 1female (probably pregnant) 1 male, then one wag male sword tail, and an albino pineapple female

    Going to cycle tank with these fish so not adding more females, though I am planning to add at least three more , but didn't want to over load a virgin system.

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    Be sure to read the cycling with fish sticky in the beginner section...you have many, many water changes in your future if these fish are going to survive.
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    + to Slap. Don't add more fish until your tank is fully cycled. In the meantime, hope you've got an API master liquid test kit. You need to keep close tabs on ammonia and nitrates. never let either get above .25ppm and do an immediate W/C if they do.
    If it were my tank, I'd take the 2 cories back and get credit. Bottom dwellers are the very last fish you want to add to an uncycled tank. The worst of the toxins settle at the bottom and they will take the brunt of it.

    BTW - what's a percosimer? Do you mean plecostomus? If so, that fish should also go back.
    Can't image why a fish store would let you take bottom dwellers home when they know your tank isn't cycled. :o(

    As slap said - please read the cycling with fish link that's in my signature line and do ask for help if you need it..
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    Quote Originally Posted by fishmommie View Post

    Can't image why a fish store would let you take bottom dwellers home when they know your tank isn't cycled. :o(
    I certainly can imagine why...because they don't know any better, or they don't care.
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    sad but true.
    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    I certainly can imagine why...because they don't know any better, or they don't care.
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    I just want to say I agree with everything that fishmommie and slap are saying, they've both helped me out a lot getting our tank started up, along with others here. Doing a fish-in cycle on a 29gal with 3 neon tetras we were doing daily water changes for a while, so with this many fish I would expect that you need to do at least daily testing (with API master test kit preferably), and base whether or not you do a water change and how much on that test every day until you start to get a cycle going. The fish in cycling article in fishmommie's signature will guide you through the maths. I found it very helpful.

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    The tank maybe new im not new to cycling out tank, fish are not new, old tank cracked am doing an it the way my dad taught me years ago, under my black gravel is some of the same gravel from their old tank, ran new tank with this gravel for a few dates all my tests have been fine except for ph being slightly high, but are dropping now with adding fish, , iv done no water changes because nothing has become high, also plants were from other tank

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    What test kit do you use?...what water conditioner?

    Can you list your levels of ammonia, nitrite, nitrate?
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    Congratulations on the 29 gallon tank but we are worried for your fish and starting it from Saturday and putting in fish today isn't really time to establish a tank.

    Did you use the same filter that was on the old tank, and was that tank the same size?

    Reason I ask is because 99.8% of the bacteria that break down the ammonia and nitrites are going to be in you BB media in the filter. Very little of it is going to be in the gravel (unless you are using something porous like tuff or pumice as gravel) I don't think anything will be on the plants you moved over.

    If you are using the same filter with a similar tank size (i.e. didn't go from a 5 gallon to 29 gallon) and you didn't let it dry out or clean it-thereby killing any BB you have already established, then you should be okay. However if it was me I would still be closely monitoring the ammonia, nitrite and nitrate levels. The first two will kill your fish if you don't bring them to zero as soon as you see their levels rise.

    Everyone is concerned for the corys and pleco because they are very sensitive to the ammonia and nitrate-especially the corys. If you have the other tank still set up and running you may want to move them back until this tank has a chance to cycle and get established.
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