08-24-2010, 03:27 AM
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New Tank Dilemma (No time to Cycle!)
hey everyone, I just bought a used fish tank yesterday 55 Gal from someone that was fully established but to transport it the guy drained out all the water and everything I have read up a lot about the nitrogen cycle and everything but included with the deal were fish, 2 8" Oscars, 1 Father 5" Red Devil Cichlid and his 7 kids which are about 3 inches long, I transported them all home in a 10 gallon tank and i setup the 55 gallon with new water and left it for a day before I threw them in today, I really wanted do a good and proper cycle, but to keep these fish alive I felt the only way was to put them in this new uncycled tank but the ammonia levels are off the roof and the tank is really cloudy already, I have considered even donating them somewhere but what would be my best options to help them get through this? I so far out in "aqua safe" and AMQuel+ and plan to do that every 24 hrs as instructed, I have a fluval 305 filter with the old filters so hopefully there was some bacteria still and i put in 3 containers of carbon and 1 container of those white rocks, so please if anyone can help please! thank you all in advanced!