Ok so i have to admitt. I messed up. And against your advice i did what my husband told me too. I bought 7 platies. fish in cycle. Everything actully seemed ok. The cloudly water started to clear and the very night my levels went down my wonderful son dumped the entire bottle of fish food in the tank..
we stayed up til 2 in the morning cleaning the gravel the best we could. (literaly took it all out. did a 25-30 % water change too). week has gone and i have changed water twice since then. still the water is cloudy. I transfred 3 platies to my son's 20 gallon. just 4 days later his tank is cylced! levels are good. but went to local fish store and they said that my water is good and i would actually be able to add some neons. (even thought i told her i had read up on neons and they are extremly sensitive to water conditons). I feel horible as i bought 5 and now only 2 live. Da@@ it!!! So i don't want my fish to die.. Guys help me! what do i do? do i replace gravel completly? as of now i have a aqueon filter system. And i plan on up grading. Though i have a 38 gal
tank i am getting the filter system that can be used for up to a 90 gal
.. Please help me? take out gravel??? Do a 50 % water change, and take the one filter and put in new filter system as the new system requires 2 cartidges? please help me! help me!! 2 neon tetras and 4 platies. And hey? do i transfer all platies to my sons tank? please help me!!