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Old 08-12-2012, 04:56 PM   #1
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Hey i'm Sharky, and I just got me a fishtank a week ago! I'm really excited, and just put in a few fish. Rosie, a red Platy, Annie, a neon Guarami, and Leah, a painted-glass tetra. I really like them, and i'm hoping to get maybe another fish or two. But the pet-store lady told me these types of fish are good starters. Is this true? And Rosie, my Platy, spends a lot of time on the bottom of the tank, sitting. She'll swim around sometimes, but it's got me curious. Will she be alright?
Any ideas or advice to offer a new aquarium owner? I'd be real grateful!
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Old 08-12-2012, 10:47 PM   #3
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Welcome to AA.

I'm guessing your tank wasn't cycled. So your gonna be doing a fish in cycle now.

Here's a good starting point but don't panic.

Fish-in Cycling: Step over into the dark side.
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Thank you so much, Convict! That link gave me a lot to think about! I think i'm going to do a water change today, since the water is all cloudy. I'll let you guys know how it goes!
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Thank you so much, Convict! That link gave me a lot to think about! I think i'm going to do a water change today, since the water is all cloudy. I'll let you guys know how it goes!
Glad I could help. Just keep testing and testing and doing your water changes. Keep your ammonia and Nitrites as close to 0 as possible. Just keep watching it and you'll be fine. Just don't stress it too much. Yes it's more work but it can be done. I did a 55 gallon fish in cycle and was doing 2-3 water changes a day! You'll be fine.

Make sure you test often and don't over feed.

Anything else feel free to ask or PM me.

Again welcome to the forum and glad you found help quick
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