I'm new to AA but not new to the hobby. I had multiple tanks in my college and post college years and now after 15 years just get back into it.
I started with a 3 gal
tank for small Community 3 Tetras, a puffer and then screwed up
and got a Albino Tiger Barb which Tore through them all in the course of 2 days then it stressed and Died. I had only kept Cichlids before and had no idea Barbs when not kept in a shoal get nasty.
My Plan was to get this going and use the bacteria to seed the Thirty gallon. I was able to use it though to speed the Cycle on the Thirty. All Level are nice and where they should be, (after 30 days) put the fish in last night. Fish appear healthy, although I did get a Nitrate spike about 6 hours later from almost 0 to 40 in 6 hours.
30% water change brought last night it back down to 10 this morning.
I will check again this evening....
Before anyone states a 30 is too small yet I know that but this is
my 30 gal
Starter Oscar Tank. (They are 2inches and 1 1/2 now) and in 6 months after I finishing off my Basement looking at a 125 gal
I have been trolling on here for a Couple of weeks now an finally got around to introduce myself.