So confused! - Page 2 - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 15 Old 02-18-2009, 03:56 PM Thread Starter
New Member
Well yesterday my ammonia was 0.25, I did a 20% water change and today I tested and my ammonia is 0 and the nitrite is 0.25. The two guppies are doing great and the water is still cloudy, any comments/suggestions?
kkkkyle7 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #12 of 15 Old 02-20-2009, 03:21 PM Thread Starter
New Member
Well its been a few days and the guppies are doing fine, the last 2 days the ammonia and nitrite have been 0. 4 days ago the ammonia was .25 and nitrite was 0 and then 3 days ago the ammonia was 0 and the nitrite was 0.25. The water also has cleared up, should I get some more fish?
kkkkyle7 is offline  
post #13 of 15 Old 02-20-2009, 04:49 PM
willow's Avatar
unless it's smething hardy like a couple of danios,then no,no fish.
you want your readings to be Amonia 0 Nitrate below 40 Nitrite 0
keep these stable for a couple of weeks,then you will be ablew to add fish.
your other option would be to go ask your friend for something from his filter
that you could put in yours, like a sponge,or noodles perhaps.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
willow is offline  
post #14 of 15 Old 02-20-2009, 05:31 PM
New Member
adpierin11's Avatar
Your tank hasn't cycled at all yet. If it was cycled you would have readings of Ammonia 0 Nitrites 0 and Nitrates >0. How many guppies did you add? I would stop adding fish until the cycle is complete, patience is the key in fishkeeping.
Keep doing water changes about 20% everyday that your tank is cycling, that will help keep the ammonia and nitrites as low as possible and keep your fish healthier in the cycling process.
Please be patient and don't add anymore fish!

75 gallon
1 pleco
1 OB Peac0ck
1 Yellow Lab
1 Blue Peac0ck
1 Greshakei
1 Red Peac0ck
1 Acei
1 Chailosi
1 Flameback
1 Rock Kribensis

20 gallon
2 female bettas
6 emerald green cories

2 dogs Diesel and Hummer!
adpierin11 is offline  
post #15 of 15 Old 02-20-2009, 11:19 PM
New Member
Is it possible to rehome the guppies to your friend until your tank completely cycles? It is going to take it longer to cycle if you have to keep doing water changes in order to keep your fish alive. Then you could finish cycling using fish food or maybe even a couple of cocktail shrimp.

There comes a point in your life when you realize
who matters,
who never did,
who won't anymore....
and who always will.
So, don't worry about people from your past.
There is a reason they didn't make it to your future.

Last edited by Fishcricker; 02-20-2009 at 11:20 PM. Reason: info
Fishcricker is offline  

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Im new and confused Miss Mila Beginner Planted Aquarium 4 09-03-2008 05:42 PM
confused sinadyan Beginner Planted Aquarium 11 06-24-2008 07:35 PM
really confused help fsmando Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 4 03-04-2008 04:39 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome