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Old 03-12-2014, 02:33 AM   #1
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HELP!!!

Hey guys I'm new and I need help with my 16 gallon tank! It's been up and running for 4 weeks now with 1 medium sized driftwood. I'm using ACE ammonia and it's reading 4ppm. I had fish when I first got the tank and now do not. I gave them away when I found out about cycling! Now I'm stuck, I have the heater at 84 degrease the water level 2 inches below so oxygen enters the water. And my PH is around 6.8. I have crushed coral bring it up. I'm reading O nitrates and O nitrites... I want to know why I don't have any of them... Oh I also have a bag of gravel from a healthy tank. Any help will be much appreciated!Click image for larger version

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Old 03-12-2014, 05:13 AM   #2
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All good you just have to wait for it to cycle. You will notice all the levels of ammonia, nitrite and nitrate going up and down. This will stop in about 4 weeks. That's when you can add fish.
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Old 03-12-2014, 12:00 PM   #3
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Ok, thanks. I thought it would of already.
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Old 03-12-2014, 12:34 PM   #4
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Make sure you add the fish gradually though. Don't just add all the fish at once. I forgot to say that in the last one.
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Old 03-12-2014, 12:40 PM   #5
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We'll I'm thinking about getting 3 neon tetras 3 glolight tetras 3 black tetras and 3 of another kind of fish and 2 juli Cory cats. I'll post a pick of the other fish will those fish be happy together? In groups of three, I want a Variety of different fish in my tank. Click image for larger version

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Yer they will be fine but you will probably want the tetras to be least 4 in a shoal. Otherwise they will get stressed.
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Old 03-12-2014, 05:22 PM   #7
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Yea I'm going to cancel the rasboras and have 4 of each tetra. The noen glolight and black neon. And 2 Cory's
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Ok I hope that u don't get Cory's their air bladders pop if u over feed them and it sucks
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we'll I feed once a day. I'll keep a close eye out. Thanks
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