Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Community Forum > Member Introductions
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 08-22-2013, 11:17 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
rccola's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 3
Excited about my new tank!

My husband and I decided to get an aquarium for our anniversary. I had them growing up and remember a lot, but we got a 45 gallon and it's much bigger than I have ever owned. Im here because I am hoping to learn from all of the experiences thatyou all have here. Plus I think i already have a sick fish and she's only been in the tank for 1 day. I am excited to start adding more fish... and I would love to make sure I get compatable ones.
__________________

__________________
rccola is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2013, 12:18 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Taiken5968's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 695
How long was the tank set up before you added the fish?
__________________

__________________
Taiken5968 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2013, 12:24 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
rccola's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 3
It wasset up for 4 daysbefore we added 4 fish to a 45 gallon tank. All the others are doing great.
__________________
rccola is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2013, 05:06 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Taiken5968's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 695
A new tank needs to be set up a long time before adding fish. Maybe 2 weeks or more. It needs to build up bacteria that convert ammonia into less harmful substances. You may want to get a test kit that tests for ammonia nitrate and nitrite.

You may want to return your fish if you are able too and let the cycle get started.

You need to do daily water changes to keep the water relatively safe for the fish.

I don't have all the answers for getting the cycle going I made the same mistake when I started my tank.

Just google nitrogen cycle for aquariums, and google fish in cycle since you already have fish.

Hey don't get frustrated. I did the same thing because no one informed me and I learned the hard way too. I bought an aquarium years ago and had no idea what I was doing. I did not do water changes or anything. Everything slowly died off. If you have any specific questions let me know. If I can't answer it I will help you research it.
__________________
Taiken5968 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2013, 05:40 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Taiken5968's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 695
Hey is that new set up doing better?
__________________
Taiken5968 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2013, 07:06 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
BBradbury's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 4,353
Hello rc...

Did you remember the "nitrogen cycle"? If not, I hope your fish is one of the extremely hardy varieties.

B
__________________
"Fear not, my young apprentice. Just change the tank water."
BBradbury is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2013, 09:21 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
rccola's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 3
Much better, she has a bacterial gill infection...all of them from the store had it...so she is quarantined. ..all the others are fine, and my water quality was perfect. I am aware of the nitrogen cycle, and I added bacteria when I did my start up.

Thanks!
__________________
rccola is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2013, 12:26 AM   #8
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Taiken5968's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 695
Quote:
Originally Posted by rccola View Post
Much better, she has a bacterial gill infection...all of them from the store had it...so she is quarantined. ..all the others are fine, and my water quality was perfect. I am aware of the nitrogen cycle, and I added bacteria when I did my start up.

Thanks!
Glad to hear it. I don't trust those bacteria starters that much. They give it a boost maybe. Anyway I hope everything goes well for here on out.
__________________

__________________
Taiken5968 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
new tank, tan, tank

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:20 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.