Originally Posted by Beengirl
Wait, I just noticed your first post about you were getting a tank was 1 week ago. Is this tank cycled? You might wanna dose ammonia up to 4ppm and see if it goes down overnight. I just don't want you to put these beautiful fish in and then they die cuz tank's not cycled and then You get frustrated cuz your fish died. My 55g took a month to cycle. Don't believe what the "instant cycle" stuff says.
Yea tank has fully cycled now, 280ltr tank and I had 150ltr of water from my friends tank which has been running for 3 years. I have tested the water and taken a sample to 3 lfs
and they have all said the water is spot on. It's basically a big water change.
I wouldn't add fish unless I was really sure. I have kept tropical fish for a numbers of years now, ok S/W is a bit different but the cycle is basically the same. But your right to ask the question some people don't know what they are doing lol.