09-04-2010, 04:52 PM
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55G Tank wont cycle
I recently upgraded from a 20G tank to a 55G. i build a stand and set it up with a AquaClear 70G Filter, a small heater to maintain 79 degrees, and an air pump. basically a replica of my previous setup, just much bigger. I also installed two 15 watt lights just for looks sake.
here it is
couple of days ago once it was ready to go so i put in 6 danios to start the cycling, within a day the water was cloudy and the fish dead. i took a sample to the store and the guy told me the water was fine. i have never had a water problem before so i never invested in a test kit. I had 7 fish in my old tank and all were healthy, 2 even breed.
my questions are what could have caused it? how do i prevent it so i can cycle it? and whats a good affordable testing kit?
any help would be really appreciated