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Old 04-18-2012, 09:25 PM   #1
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Hi everyone...I am a new member here and just set up my 20 gallon tank four days ago..let it run with no fish for two days...a whole day longer than the guy at the fish store told me to......then got a few fish...after adding the fish, I came across your site online and realized after reading a few of the posts, that I probably added my fish too soon. I have been checking the water everyday and all tests are perfect so far, water is very clear and all tank mates seem happy...hope I haven't messed up....may need some friendly advice...Thanks!
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:19 PM   #2
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This article may help you since you still need to cycle your aquarium.
I just learned about cycling but I already have fish. What now?!
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:19 PM   #3
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Aw redsea you beat me to it just barely lol
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Old 04-19-2012, 06:39 AM   #4
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Thanks...I will be testing daily. Should I do any water changes? So far, still no ammonia showing up.
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You have to add the ammonia somehow
Edit: sorry just saw that you have fish in there
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Day 6: water still testing good and very clear. No ammonia yet. Fish still seem quite happy. I ordered an active filter from AngelsPlus.com to help with establishing bacteria.
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Old 04-20-2012, 11:52 AM   #7
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Day 6: Water still testing good. No ammonia so far. Fish appear happy and healthy. I did a 20% water change today and used Prime to treat the water. I ordered an active filter from Angelsplus.com to help establish bacteria more quickly. I should receive it in the next few days.

Does anyone have an opinion as to whether or not I am doing everything I should be doing?

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