Firstly I need to acknowledge that the state of my aquarium is due to my lack of knowledge and my impatience while setting up my tank. I have since done all the research on what I should have done. Guilty as charged!!! I really need some constructive advice urgently!
40 gallon tank freshwater tropical tank with:
5 zebra danios
8 neon tetras
3 rosie barbs
, 6 weeks since set-up fish added after week 2. used Cycle and prime to Cycle
After 2 weeks the ammonia was low, Nitrates existed but was low. Nitrites untested.
Added Platys and tetras.
After 1 week ammonia spiked and reduced, Nitrates climb and reduce by water change.
Added Cories, Danios and Angels.
After 1 week Added the rest.
Now - Nitrates off the scale, Bought Nitrite test, Nitrite off the scale. Added Prime to detoxify.
Nitrates and Nitrate not coming down after a week. Still off the scale. No dead fish yet! doing 40% water changes every second day.
Any constructive suggestions?