I have been reading threads on this site for quite some time now and found it to be a great help with my community tank.
I'm really hoping some of you can pass on your wisdom on a problem that's got me
I'm finding so much conflicting info and to be honest the important thing for me here is the health of my three little creatures in the tank.
I have a great community tank that runs fine. I had a 27 litre hospital tank for my betta...he had pop eye. He is fine and back in the bigger tank. I decided to buy 1 more garra ruffa and 2 adf
to go into the community tank.
On getting them home I realised they are way to small to join their breeds in the community tank. I'd forgotten how much the others have grown. I think the bigger adf
in the tank might eat the little ones.
I decided the solution was to bring them on until they are big enough. They are in the 27 litre tank and they look tiny. My problem is that I keep getting an ammonia reading in the tank. A typical example is...If it's 0 now...the fish were fed earlier, there's nothing left to rot on the tank floor, I water changed......tomorrow I will have a show of ammonia and sometimes it's as much as 1.0.
I have read that the tanks too small to cycle. Is this true? if so how do I care for the creatures in an ammonia free tank.
Long term this tank is not needed. Once the creatures join the big tank the 27 litre will simply be a hospital tank.
Do I need this tank to cycle?
I read so many conflicting items on this I thought I'd pick the site that I used most setting up the successful tank.
Really hope someone here can help.
I'm feeling a little useless on this one.
Thanks peeps for reading.