Originally Posted by ErinChancy
Hello everyone! I'm about 2 months into my first aquarium. It's been rough! 20gal freshwater tank with currently 2 male guppies, 3 zebra danios, and 4 neon tetras. Within the past 2 weeks had a male guppy, an albino catfish, and a neon tetra die. Going to go to Petsmart to get my water checked. I need these forums and advice!
First thing I'll recommend is you forgo having your water tested at either location. They tend to use test strips which are junk ... get yourself the API test master kit ... it's a bit pricey buy WELL worth the investment! Another worthwhile investment is Seachem Prime de-chlorinator / water conditioner during PWC
See the links below on cycling ... and just ensure to keep up on PWC
's ... your goal is to keep ammo readings below 0.25ppm which is why a good water testing kit is a must when your establishing your tank.
I just learned about cycling but I already have fish. What now?!
75g Planted Barbs Denison, BlackRuby, Tiger, Albino Tiger, Green Tiger, Cherry, Gold, Checkered, Odessa.
NonBarbs Cardinal, Neon, RummyNose, Bloodfin Tetras, Z. Danios. 1RTS. Amano, Bamboo, Ghost & RCS. 20g Long Shrimp Tank RCS, Tiger, Amano.