09-14-2012, 09:42 AM
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Just spoke to a fish store here (the one that is meant to sell healthy fish)
He said they pretty much run the tanks for 8-10 days, add fish and monitor them with water changes as needed and they are generally fine. He seems to think its ok to add fish now.... but I'm confused because as you said, it should be at zero.
The fish meat was some small locally bought fish (sardine size) that I put in netting in the tank. It was starting to smell but ok with water changes but day before yesterday I removed it as the water was getting too cloudy and did a water change (50-60%). The readings are still the same even though I added a pinch of fish food last night.
As of 30mins ago it still measured less than 0.05 for the ammonia, between 0-10 and 0 and 2 (colours are hard to read)
I am going to visit the fish palce tonight since they are open. They said they would test my water for me. I'm also planning to pick up a better test kit since maybe something is going on there and that is why I'm not getting readings? My ammonia test has been pretty much the same the whole time. (It's JBL liquid reagent)
I will ask them about filter media. Thing is, when I visited their other branch all the fish seemed good, no floates/listers or 'droopy' looking ones, if that makes sense. They maintain the huge aquarium at the Atlantis hotel so they *should* know what they are talking about... :/
Last edited by FlyingFish47; 09-14-2012 at 09:44 AM..