Good evening all,
Before i start, i will apologise as i know you's all probably get a lot of people coming on and saying they have problems with their tanks and cannot figuire it out. I have had a good scurry around to see if i can find a solution from previous posts, but struggling still.
I currently have 3 tanks, 1 at 165litres (an aquaone 850) 1 at 64litres(a fishpod with fluval u2 filter) and a small one of around 30litres (with a elite stingray 10 filter) currently occupied with around 15-18 mollie fry.
My problems seem to be with the two main tanks though. the 64litre has been running since January but i started having problems with fish dying a few months ago, it currently has 3 platies, 4 guppies, only 3 remaining neon tetras, 3 harlequins a common plec and a small algea eater. also stocked with 3 live plants, 2 fake and a few ornaments. When i started to loose fish, i hant changed anything from what i would normally ie water changes of approx 20% weekly poly carb filters changed every 4-6 weeks. PH is around 7.0, ammonia 0, nitrite 0 but nitrates constantly reading around 60/80ppm, Temp is 78 deg.
The larger tank has been running since June and i had problems with fish dying near the start (only the odd one every other week though). But this week alone i have lost 4 fish and a few others don't look too good. It currently has 2 German Blue Rams (did have 4) 4 praecox rainbows, 2 small red robin gourami's, 2 silver mollies, 3 guppies, 3 silver tip tetras, 3 cherry barbs, 2 small (1.5") clown loaches and 2 tiny plecs. PH around 7.0, ammonia 0, nitrite 0 and nitrates are also up like the other tank 60/80ppm?? This tank also gets about 25% water change weekly.
Can someone please help me with some ideas as to what i'm possibly doing wrong!
Thanks very much in advance!