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  1. Please help a newbie out

    Ancient Fish
    Hello everyone! I'm new into the hobby and I've started with a 29 gallon tank. I hate myself for this, but I guess I didn't do as much research as I needed so I need your help. I started my tank 3 weeks ago with Stability by Seachem for a week to start with the bacteria build up. The parameters...
  2. Help with platies in new tank

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello, I have a new tank that I added fish to a week ago, and I think I've mucked up and now I'm not sure what to do. The tank is a 20 gallon tall; I got it just over a month ago, set it up with plants, filter / heater, water conditioner and quick start. I left it to run for a few weeks then...
  3. slow cycle

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Good morning! I have a 29 gallon tank with 3 platys; I used Tetra Safe Start. I've had my fish for 6 days, and my ammonia is steady at .5; I've done 2 partial water changes (neither of which actually changed the ammonia reading). nitrites are 0ppm, nitrates are 10ppm. I'm not sure how I have...
  4. 150 gallon set up- Cycling help Please

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Greeting everyone, I am in need of assistance. A Little back ground. We are upgrading form a 70 bow front to a 150 gallon tank. We ran across, cleaned, resealed a 150 gallon tank. In the mean time I set up and attached the new filter to the established 70 gallon set up for three days time...
  5. Help! fishless cycle is processing ammonia slower this week than last week. Stalled?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Yes, this is another "am I stalled" post. I am currently fishless cycling a 10 gallon with Black Diamond grit (sand) substrate and a 10g rated sponge filter. I have a thermometer and a marimo moss ball in the tank but it is currently otherwise empty. (My heater is in transit.) I've been cycling...
  6. Added fish - nitrite spike/question

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    So I have a 5 gal tank that went through a fishless cycle last month, and after a week of testing consistently no nitrites or ammonia and little nitrates, where I thought it should be, I added fish, 6 ember tetras, two rcs and a nerite snail. I added them sunday, and noticed this morning the...