Hi i have problem whit ammonia.Sorry for my English-is not so good.
Please help my i don't have idea what i m doing...
In June 3. 2010 my brother-in-law give me 30 gallon freshwater tank whit 5 fish in it in disaster condition.
I clean whole tank and filter and air pump was not working so i go to store (petco) and i get Tetra Whisper Air Pump up to 40G and Aqueon Aquarium Power Filter For 30-45 gallon Aquariums 200 GPH.
So i wash everything fill whit tap water and i put in water conditioner and aquarium salt and stress coat (API). After 3 days i buy 10 tetra neons, 2 black moors, 2 pleco and 5 guppys.
My friend tell me i have to monitor water condition so i buy API freshwater master test kit from petco.
My readings was:
I was doing 20% water change every week and readings was almost same. After 10 day my 4 guppys dies.
So i call friend and hi tell me my filter is not so good and i need canister filter.next day i order EHEIM 2217 canister filter up to 159 gallons. I put canister together ran 1 hr whit tap water and latter put in tank. sence that my readings is:
I was doing 50% water changes every day for 5 day and nothing help. I put in AMMO LOCK and nothing help. week latter i put in Microbe-lift ammonia remover and nothing help. Then i read on internet about NUTRAFIN CYCLE so i put that in and nothing hapen.
I dont thing my filter ever cycle and reading is same for 2 or 3 weeks.
i buy other 3 guppys from petco-1 was pregnant. 3 guppys die only 8 baby guppys are live in breading box in same tank whit other fishis. The 8 baby guppys are 1 week old today and healty.
now i have 2 filter in tank 1 Aquarium Power Filter For 30-45 gallon Aquariums 200 GPH and 1 eheim 2217 for 159G.
So what is whit my water???
please help my.