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  • Gail_68Gail_68 Staffordshire_UK (Zone 4)Posts: 38
    edited January 2019
    a1154 said:
    You don’t say how you are cycling and it’s hard to say how long it will take, but it can be 6 weeks or more. Have you used a start up product? or have you added ammonia? Have you got a test kit? I can’t see what sort of filter you have, did you add some filter media from the old tank? Definitely join a fish forum. 
    Hi a1154,
    Firstly when I brought the tank everything was cleaned...then tap water mixed with Aqua safe in it's first week besides API stress coat / zime the readings showed as below and the temp is 76F the same as the small tank and both fish and shrimp seem contented with how it's being run.


    Reading from the new tank.
    pH 7.6
    Ammonia 0.0ppm
    Nitrite 0.0ppm
    Nitrate 0.0ppm

    I brought the API proper testing kit.

    Filtering system



    I've added nothing from the other tank because of it being bottled water.
  • Gail_68Gail_68 Staffordshire_UK (Zone 4)Posts: 38
    Buzzy2 said:
    Lovely tank Pete.8
    Thank you Buzzy :)
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,698
    Thanks @Buzzy2 :)

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    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • a1154a1154 Sunny South Scotland Posts: 1,021
    Well done for buying a proper test kit.
    It sounds like you haven’t started cycling your tank. Have you tested previously and found nitrites/nitrates/ammonia? 
  • Gail_68Gail_68 Staffordshire_UK (Zone 4)Posts: 38
    edited January 2019

    Sorry Pete for mixing Buzzy's comment up to :(


  • Gail_68Gail_68 Staffordshire_UK (Zone 4)Posts: 38
    a1154 said:
    Well done for buying a proper test kit.
    It sounds like you haven’t started cycling your tank. Have you tested previously and found nitrites/nitrates/ammonia? 
    Yes I did a test again on Monday.
    pH 7.6
    Ammonia 0.0ppm
    Nitrite 2.0ppm
    Nitate 0.10ppm
  • RubytooRubytoo On the sofa, Southerly aspect.Posts: 1,287
    edited January 2019
    @Pete.8 Lovely tank, but I am afraid to say that you should know that bronze corys are the best :D
    Oh yes they are...
    Good Luck Gail
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,698
    Rubytoo said:
    @Pete.8 Lovely tank, but I am afraid to say that you should know that bronze corys are the best :D
    Oh yes they are...
    Good Luck Gail
    We'll have no coryism on this forum thanks!   :D
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • RubytooRubytoo On the sofa, Southerly aspect.Posts: 1,287
    :D
  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 8,638
    Pete.8 said:
    Rubytoo said:
    @Pete.8 Lovely tank, but I am afraid to say that you should know that bronze corys are the best :D
    Oh yes they are...
    Good Luck Gail
    We'll have no coryism on this forum thanks!   :D
    Too right. We all know Sterbai are the best anyway.
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