10-20-2007, 03:38 PM
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The first and foremost way of correcting many problems will always be water changes. This rids and dilutes the toxic components in the water.
Other ways of correcting the problem of poor water quality is to control how many nutrients you are putting into the aquarium. This means how often you feed your fish, and how much. Also fertilizer for plants. May I ask how often you feed your fish, how much, and what types of food?
Another big contributer to poor water quality is overstocking an aquarium, and you are pushing your luck with this. I'm basing that solely on the fact that the aquarium is newly set-up, undergoing the nitrogen-cycle, and is only 10 gallons. A solution to this is to get rid of certain fish, give them to friends, or a local fish store. Or upgrading your tank size is another solution if you want to keep your current fish, or plan to add more.