I have cycled my tank, and ph is always high. I have had my tank since June of this year, and I have always had fish in the tank. I didnít correctly cycle it. But I think it is a cycle since I have regular water readings. Like 8.2, I have one angelfish, and I just bought seven barbs. My water is always a bit cloudy, and I clean my tank once a week. I am new to fish keeping, and I have a 29-gallon tank.
Any time I buy fish, they typically last one to two weeks and then die. My ammonia levels are at zero, and my nitrates normal, and my nitrate is minimal.
On a second note, I love my Gourami, and I wondered how many I could have in my tank. I was told only one with the angel.
I so badly want to have fish, but I canít keep anything alive other than my betta and my angelfish, which I have had for six months. I have tried guppies, Coryís, danios, tetras, plecos, rainbow shark, mollies, and I even tried ADF
. For the hardiest of fish, they never seem to last.
The other thing that worries me is how often I am changing the filter. Which is like every other day. I changed my filter to include filter media and a sponge but place some of my old filters within the filter to help keep the bacteria.
Any suggestions are much appreciated!