This Fist thing isn't working out that well. - Page 2 - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 44 Old 07-28-2008, 12:23 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Thanks! That was actually very helpful.

My filter is called wisper? These suction cup thingys hook up to the back of the tank and it hooks up to an air pump that pushes water and air up to the filter.

It's good to know about the water too. So there's nothing I should add or do to the water than, other than change out some water when the levels are too high?
Bethaliz is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 44 Old 07-28-2008, 12:27 PM
Member
 
1077's Avatar
 
Change the water when ammonia levels are high using nothing but dechlorinator that removes ammonia, chlorine,and chloramines.

The most important medication in your fish medicine cabinet is.. Clean water.
1077 is offline  
post #13 of 44 Old 07-28-2008, 12:43 PM
Member
 
Tyyrlym's Avatar
 
Dechlorinator is the only thing that you should add to the water when you do a water change. Just follow the directions on the bottle.

I use tetra aquasafe for my tap water.
http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...ductId=2752317

Does your filter look like this one? http://www.aquariumguys.com/whisperintank.html

Tetra Fanatic
Watch my tank progress from Craigslist salvage to fishy habitat: Aaron's Tank
The only things that happen quickly in an aquarium are bad things.
Tyyrlym is offline  
post #14 of 44 Old 07-28-2008, 05:42 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Thanks. I am using Tetra Declorinator, it came with the tank. The wisper filter looks very similar to the one in the photo.
Bethaliz is offline  
post #15 of 44 Old 07-28-2008, 06:30 PM
Member
 
Flashygrrl's Avatar
 
K...so either your filter is too small (the Whisper's that hook up to the airline are about the wussiest of the Tetra lines), or your tank is too small to support a molly that poos a lot and other fish. So far nobody's asked you about the tank size...sooooo, how big is your tank?

This is the song that never ends...
Flashygrrl is offline  
post #16 of 44 Old 07-28-2008, 08:14 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
My tank is 8 liters. I really only want two maybe three fish in it. A cousin has a larger tank 75 liters, she's going to give me. Then I can use this tank for quarinteen or breeders or something. But I need to get this one up and working before I start with the next one. I don't want to deal with a big tank if I can't even get a couple fish to live.
Bethaliz is offline  
post #17 of 44 Old 07-28-2008, 08:30 PM
Member
 
Little-Fizz's Avatar
 
Well no wonder! Your not going to have any luck have more then one fish survive in a 2.5 gallon tank that doesn't have any beneficial bacteria in it. Thats wayyy to small for... I forget how many fish you have in there but I know ones a black Molly, and they require a tank of 20 gallons or more. So that should give you a better idea on just how small your tank is.

And just before you laid dead weight upon its shores, I stung you in the face for that's the nature of my core.
Little-Fizz is offline  
post #18 of 44 Old 07-28-2008, 08:32 PM
Member
 
Flashygrrl's Avatar
 
So a 2 gallon tank. You're pretty lucky even the molly has survived since the ammonia will build up very rapidly in a small tank like that with a messier fish like the molly.

As for having a bigger tank, they actually are easier because they are bigger. As long as you learn what a "cycle" is, and do your research on appropriate fish before you buy (a lot of times the petstore will mislead you on what you should get, so that's when you come and ask us first), you should have FAR less problems. As for this one....either get yourself a bigger tank or a new home for Miss Molly. She'll get too big for that tank anyways on her own.

This is the song that never ends...
Flashygrrl is offline  
post #19 of 44 Old 07-28-2008, 08:39 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
At the moment I only have a Gold Molly and A Strawberry Tetra. The woman at the pet store said that it could support a few small fish. I don't want to many, at this point. Just really want to get it up and running so I can upgrade. But I figure theres not point trying a bigger tank if I can't get 2 or three fish to live. And then I can use this smaller one as a quarinteen, kind of thing. But one step at a time right.

How long should it take for my tank to cycle? So that things live in it.

When I get ready to start up the bigger one, Is there away that I can have the tank set up and fish ready before I add fish? This way I don't spend a ton of money and time on dying fish?
Bethaliz is offline  
post #20 of 44 Old 07-28-2008, 08:45 PM
Member
 
Little-Fizz's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bethaliz
The woman at the pet store said that it could support a few small fish.
She would.

Quote:
I don't want to many, at this point. Just really want to get it up and running so I can upgrade. But I figure theres not point trying a bigger tank if I can't get 2 or three fish to live. And then I can use this smaller one as a quarinteen, kind of thing. But one step at a time right.
You don't really have an option of 'having to many' because your tanks not big enough to sustain the fish you have. If you fail at a small tank, then a bigger tank would be easier for you.

You could go with a fish less cycle, you simply set the tank up put a source of ammonia in a leave it alone for 4-6 weeks.

Never trust the people selling you things, because thats all they are doing. Selling you things and making money when you come back for more fish when they keep dying. [/quote]

And just before you laid dead weight upon its shores, I stung you in the face for that's the nature of my core.
Little-Fizz is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Gourami death and replacement fist Jessica Freshwater and Tropical Fish 0 04-02-2009 11:33 AM
DIY co2 not working? okiemavis DIY Aquarium 6 05-05-2008 05:24 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome