Okay, here is my situation.
I am very new to fishkeeping, and found out about the cycling process after I ordered 7 $46.00 Dollar Guppies. . .
I am/was planning to hold them in my already very overstocked 10 gallon.
Then Ich Happened.
These Beuatiful Show Guppys will be here in one or two days.
From what I have read and have been advsed, with the 10 gallon being treated for The Ich Already, I can temporarily hold my guppies here without them also catching the Ich.
Heres the huge problem. . .
Recent Ich Boom 10 Gallon: 5 Platies, 1 female Dwarf Gourami, 4 Ghost Shrimp, 3 Pea Sized Apple Snails, 2 Spiral Horned Nerite Snail. Many Super Dwarf Water Lettuce plants, and a small patch of Christmas Moss.
New, Expensive Fish Arriving in 1 - 2 days
Can Not Return fish!!!
Uncycled, Unequiped 20 Gallon With Currently only gravel in it.
. . . Yes. know, I am such a idiot. . .
Tomorrow is my shopping day, and I will be going out and buying A Nitrate, Nitrite, Ammonia, Hardness, and PH Test kit.
I am also buying these for the 20 gallon. Tetra Whisper 10-30i Powerfilter, 20 Gallon Tetra Whisper Air Pump, Tetra 100 watt heater. . .
The 20 gallon currently does not have a hood. I have ordered a hood for it, but alas the hood does not have any lights and will not be here until The 16th- 19th of October. My next payday is not until the 24th, So it will not have lights.
What do I do?
I need to cycle the 20 gallon, but I also need to have the 10 gallon a little less stocked. especially when the new guppies come in.
I also have a small 4 Gallon of Many Cull Guppy Fry and Adults that I have not had the heart to flush.
Please! Help! As Soon As Possible!!!!!!!