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Old 06-10-2011, 03:06 AM   #1
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Newbie from NZ - Inherited an unhealthy tank

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New to fish and aquariums, but have inherited a 150L tank and setup with some fish (silver dollar, 2 tiger barbs and a bristlenose) that seem to be sick - all very sluggish, hardly move at all.
Pretty dull setup
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Ammonia continually increases (doing PWC every 2nd day to keep ammonia below 1ppm!), no nitrites or trates

Thinking will pull the fish out and start a fresh with some easy plants and a few more fish after getting the tank cycled.
Any pointers welcome!
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Old 06-10-2011, 04:35 AM   #2
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Good idea. To rehome Ur fish to an established tank until Ur tank is cycled

I think with fish. U have to keep Ur ammonia below .25ppm or else it's harmful to them.
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I'd make water changes more frequent until you get the fish re-homed then I'd get myself some janitorial grade ammonia to help you with the cycle and a liquid test kit...most prefer the API freshwater master test kit and a very warm welcome to you, by the way!!
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Do water changes once a day at the most.
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I only say everyday because you are getting readings of 1 on ammonia...but there are links on "fish in cycling" I just don't have them available
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