I'm new here and hope to fit in well with everyone. I am facinated by fish; I don't know why I just love watching them. I'm working on setting up a planted 20 gallon aquarium; I love the natural look. My last one didn't work out so great. Hopefully i'll have better luck this time. I will love any tips that can better my success and I can't wait to expand my my horizons and set up more complex aquariums. Aquariums are a lobor of love! Any help is greatly appreciated.
I just set it up a few days ago so right now i'm just trying to get everything balanced. I'm thinking zebra danios since this is my first aquarium (actually second but I messed up the other so I started over),
oto cats since they do well in planted aquariums (after I cycle it) and I want to add my betta; I think she'll do well.
Ok good. You could use the ammonia approach, but what I did is take a pinch of fish flakes and add it every day. After two weeks start testing every other day. Once Ammonia and nitrite becomes 0, do a pwc to suck up all the excess food.