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Old 07-27-2011, 12:54 PM   #1
 
nitrates in new tank

i have 2 tanks one thats been going for 8 days and is perfect on everything the other a smaller tank ruinning for around 4 weeks now is reading around 20ppm on the nitrates should i be concerned?

Tank one 70litre 4 danios Larger tank
Tank two 15litre 6 phantom tetras
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Old 07-27-2011, 12:55 PM   #2
 
i have 2 tanks one thats been going for 8 days and is perfect on everything the other a smaller tank ruinning for around 4 weeks now is reading around 20ppm on the nitrates should i be concerned?

Tank one 70litre 4 danios Larger tank
Tank two 15litre 6 phantom tetras

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Old 07-27-2011, 12:56 PM   #3
 
How long before I can add more fish

My 2ft tank is reading great on all scores i have 4 danios in there for around 8 days could i add my 6 phantom tetras to it now or half and half frmo my other tank?
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Old 07-27-2011, 01:21 PM   #4
 
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First, I have moved the posts into this new thread, so that is handled.

Second, deanb, welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping forum. Glad you joined us.

Third, to the nitrates. This indicates the tank is probably cycled. Youo can read more about cycling and bacteria in two articles, linked here:
http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...m-cycle-38617/

http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...quarium-74891/

As for adding new fish, you can move the 6 tetra into the 20g (70 litre) tank. It would be best to move 3 one day, then wait to move the remaining 3 a couple days later. If you have live plants this will not matter as plants will handle the extra ammonia quickly, but without plants the bacteria need time to catch up.

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Old 07-27-2011, 01:28 PM   #5
 
Hurray Byron :)

Psstt.. could you delete my earlier post here? not really applicable anymore. :)

Well Deanb looks like Byron has you covered. :) I'll just say welcome to the forums.
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