Originally Posted by Merkin
I everyone. My name is mark, and if bought my first fish tank.
It's been doing its cycle for a week already, and I recently added 2x dwarf Gouriamis and a ghost shrimp. *shudder* apologies to those who picked up on my spelling, haha.
It's a starter tank, at 20 litres... And already I'm wanting a bigger tank. I was told this would happen.
I just wanted to introduce myself, and it looking forward to hearing from you guys should there be any issues.
Have a good dinner!
Congratulations on the new tank!!
I remember that day (one of the best days of my life)
A little information on the cycle
The cycle takes 4-8 weeks
When your ammonia slowly rise and then convert into nitrite and when the nitrite rises that converts to nitrate which goes away with water changes
So I hope your current fish are gonna make it
But since dwarf gouramis and the shrimp aren't the toughest fish I suggest finding them a temporary home or taking them back to the fish store,and doing a fish less cycle or getting a more hardy species if you can't wait and cycle the tank with those ( like a couple minnows).
But fish less cycle is preferred.
And if anybody else can add on to my answer or correct me if I'm wrong that would be great!
Like I said before congratulations on the tank and I hope you can get a bigger tank in the future as the bigger the tank is the more fun and the easier it is to take care of.