Originally Posted by twoodrough
More water changes. Less fish. Less food. Might help.
I do 25-50% every week and my trates are less than 10. More fish = more ammonia. The tank should look a bit bare. Too much food = too much waste = more ammonia. I feed lightly once a day now. Good luck! I have had trouble keeping fish alive and am just starting to "get" it.
Yeah, I used to have a 60 gallon and it seemed so much easier to maintain. I think I allowed it to cycle longer than I did this one before introducing a bunch of fish.