04-03-2007, 02:34 PM
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Originally Posted by kateyoup
Hi fishnoob and welcome to the forum. Sorry to hear about your difficulties - it would be helpful if you could provide more detail.
Firstly, what size of tank do you have, and what do you have in it exactly?
Have you cycled the tank?
And can you provide water readings for ammonia, nitrite and nitrate?
Sorry! It's a 10g. As for cycling, I guess not :(
I followed the directions that came with my starter kit. Set up the tank and had everything running, waited a few days and added the serpae tetra. It seemed to be doing good for a week so I added 3 small albino barbs with it. A couple days later I noticed the white spots on the tetra.
I tested ammonia yesterday and it was between 0ppm and .25ppm. PH was a little over 7 (I don't have the chart in front of me at the moment). I can check the nitrite and nitrate when I get home.
Like I said I did a 10% pwc this morning. I was thinking about doing another 10% when I get home. I'm just not sure how to handle the ick with a new tank. Should I even be doing pwc's with a new tank?