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Old 08-03-2014, 04:17 AM   #1
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Hi! I'm a 9th grader in SoCal. Me and my mom got my dad a 23 gal tank for Father's Day 2014. We have been loving taking care of it and the whole process of fish keeping and I am taking it up as a hobby.

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^National Geographic Bow Front 23 gallon^

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Female Bumblebee Platy

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Pregnant? Female Sunset Fire Platy

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7 Neon Tetras

Pregnant? Female Sunset Fire Wag Platy

Female Red Wag Platy

Female Blue Mickey Mouse Platy

Male Red Mickey Mouse Platy

Male Yellow Mickey Mouse Platy

Male High-Fin Variatus Platy

Female Pineapple Swordtail

4 Zebra Danios (I know they should have one more, but one just died and they seem happy so far)

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NatGeo IFS-30 filter

NatGeo Heater

I am using the lights that came with the tank, but they are touch-button switches, which means I can't set them on a timer, and they barely work, sometimes they will turn on or off magically by themselves. I want to get a new light to replace these ones (there is a white and a blue LED option) but how would I do that? The tank is only slightly bowed and probably wouldn't fit most replacement lids.

Also, I have a 1.5 gallon QT tank that I am fishlessly cycling. I just started the cycle yesterday. I added some seeding material from the 23, then added 4 ppm of what claims to be pure ammo, and today I still have 4 ppm of ammo, but I also have >5.0 ppm of nitrites and 20ppm of nitrAtes. I am using the API liquid test kit, not the strips I used to use for regular testing.
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