05-30-2008, 01:57 PM
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Hi guys thanks for ur replies. I had tank for just over a week running b4 adding fish (I was given a bottle of something which I cant remember now what it was called, but I can find out, which I was told added bacteria to speed things up) and the 3 fish have been in for a week now. When I changed the water unfortunately I made 2 mistakes, I rinsed filter using tank water taken and partially cleaned gravel of excess food. I've got API tests and readings I've just got are
Nitrate: between 5-10
Is the tank ok now or should I wait for nitrates to increase?
Fish seem happy enough, very active and as suggested I have started feeding once a day and today they all swam to the top of the tank to get at the food instead for waiting for it to sink hope they're not going hungry?
The next fish I want to get are Cory catfish cos they don't grow very big and I thought 2 would be ok for the tank size.
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