Hi everyone I'm new to this and I seem to be having a fiew problems. But I would be trying ahead of myself there. To start I began my look into aquarium with a betta I went to a pet store bought my self a small plastic aquarium with a filter a lighting Hood Bult in set it up with proper water treatment bubbles and filtration, set up as perimeters on package, the next day went out and bought a betta. Happy to say after 7 months betta is fine and Bio filter was astablished very well. So I decided to set up my old 10 gallon hermit crab tank.I cleaned it out with hot water and wiped it down with a new sponge. It sparkeld :^) went out bought a new aqua clear HOB
model filter wit the works Bio filter incerts carbon and sponges. Also bought a heater and rocks for substrate. Again set up as instructions specified. Let tank bubble away for 3 days then bought 4 fish( 2 some sort of larger tetra ,and 2 smaller tetra, and in about a week they all died, I was perplexed. So I went to a local family owned aquarium and asked, WHAT SHOULD I DO????? I tested ammonia and was way over 8.0 ppm
OMG, So I did a total water change like they said to, didn't clean rocks they said not to filled it up and let it bubble away for 3 days and tested for ammonia, levels were at 0.25 ppm
. So I went back to the local aquarium and told them what my number's were they said that's fine and I bought 2 platys male and female. Now my ammonia levels are going up again I'm doing partial water changes to keep the ammonia levels below 1.0ppm. I don't want my fish to die again. What should I do Any advice would be greatly apreciated.
Thanks I really want this to work