Are my water perameters decent?
My tank has been running for about 2 weeks
It's a 20 gallon long
Houseing a hatchling turtle and 1 chinese algae eater.
Its filter is a fluval 305.
Ive done 35% water changes weekly for the 2 weeks.
Ammonia is less than .10 ppm
Nitrate is about 7 ppm
Nitrite is about .25 ppm
And my water is 7.6
I've been thinking about getting some ph down because i plan on putting guppies in there.
Your tank is still under cycling process. Ammonia and nitrites should be zero with detectable level of nitrates.
Avoid the pH chemicals. They will act on temporary basis and will swing back to its 'usual' level once worn off. This alone will cause dire consequences to your fish especially when it swings in a large difference by all of a sudden.
Your guppies should be fine at 7.6. IMO, guppies will not like lower pH levels.:shake:
So im supose to keep doing weekly water changes even if my tank hasnt cycled?
I've read somewhere that guppies prefer a ph level of something between 7.0 and 7.5
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