Originally Posted by Sam237
Hi. I have a 5 gallon freshwater started 4 weeks ago. Had 3 guppies but they died. The most recent a few days ago. I treated for ick a few times and did a 50% water change day after last fish died. Im now doing a fishless cycle, first time. I got a testing kit and the nitrites are super high. There is a lot of info out there so im not sure what to do. Just let the tank ride it out or add something? We'd like to put fish in there soon but want it to be safe. Also dont really want to wait 2 months. Suggestions? Thank you in advance.
I can tell you that keeping the water in such a small tank livable for fish is going to be a challenge. Once established, the tank won't support more than a very few small fish and you'll have to remove and replace half the water at least a couple of times a week. A larger tank, say 30 gallons would give you a much better chance of success. Save the small tank for the future, when you have more experience.