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  1. #11

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    2 Not allowed!
    I'm sorry but a proper "cycle" takes weeks sometimes months. What did you use to "cycle"?

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    I used the API: Quick start instant addition of fish stuff and some plants... Again im a newb.

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    1 Not allowed!
    Its OK I just don't want you to run into trouble with a immature tank with fish already stocked. So what are you using to test the water?

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    I went to my LFS and they tested it and recommended the API quick start stuff. Thank you for looking out for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmazonJoe View Post
    Yep I agree ^^ a 10g is not suitable for a proper group of larger type tetras let alone adding a different type of fish. Sorry your best bet is upgrading to at least a 20gLong type tank especially since these are naturally a schooling fish.

    Not sure if you have a Petco near by they might not have a 20L but its only a 1$ per gallon until May 7

    And if upgrading the tank isn't a option I would try and switch them for a nano type fish at your LFS
    Joe, Penguin's like a lot of swimming room and get bigger than a lot of tetra's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steeler58 View Post
    Joe, Penguin's like a lot of swimming room and get bigger than a lot of tetra's.
    Not disagreeing with the swimming room but they are still only babies and I ge the fact that they will grow.

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    3 Not allowed!
    We're not trying to be hard on you about this, we only want what's best for your fish. But your water still needs to be tested daily. Quick start items don't always work as suggested. Try to get the API freshwater test kit, I'm sure it was already recommended to you in another thread.

    How long have you had those penguin tetras (which I agree need to be rehomed) in that 10 gallon tank?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raccoonman660 View Post
    I went to my LFS and they tested it and recommended the API quick start stuff. Thank you for looking out for me.
    Yea hate to inform you but your LFS no offense to them are likely giving false or "half-truths" the bacteria in the bottle does not have a lot of backing of its significance.

    I see it time and time again of folks getting the same advice as you from there LFS just to go through the stress of fish loss. :/

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    to cycle my 10g with fish took like over 2 months.. it was hell. no way yours is done in 5 days!! I wish it were that easy.. would have had more fish than I do now :-/

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    1 Not allowed!
    I understand that there was no intention to not "do it right" however we all had to learn as we went along. A lot of us are just on different parts of the journey.

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