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Old 02-18-2009, 04:56 PM   #11
 
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?
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Old 02-20-2009, 04:21 PM   #12
 
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?
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Old 02-20-2009, 05:49 PM   #13
 
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hi
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.
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Old 02-20-2009, 06:31 PM   #14
 
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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!
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Old 02-21-2009, 12:19 AM   #15
 
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.

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