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Old 04-26-2011, 04:49 PM   #1
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New Tank Set Up - Not Doing Well

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I am new to bigger tanks and we are having some issues. Here is the background.

We have a 29 gallon tank, set it up and let it sit about 6 days before we put fish in. The water stays between 72-76 degrees F

We purchased two Blue Gouramis, a black Molly and a White Molly and a Sail fin Catfish (I believe this was the species). We also have two moss balls

We have already lost our Catfish and the Black Molly, however, after checking twice with a pet store, our water is perfect.

Now one of our Blue Gouramis is showing signs of sickness, his fins turning red.

We purchased some Malafix yesterday and have done two treatments, but the Gourami does not seem to be moving to much more than he was, however, the redness has diminished slightly.

Anyone have any suggestions for us? Although some people say they are just fish, it's hard to keep loosing them.

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Old 04-26-2011, 04:54 PM   #2
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first of all you havent cycled so you need to do tht just look up fish in cycle on google. your gourami has ammonia burns bc you dont have bacteria yet you need to buy the api master kit and test it if it's anything over .25 you need to do a water change 50% take away half so if you have 4ppm then it'll go down to 2. any other questions just pm me.
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I'd suggest you read link below to help you cycle with your fish in tank. A liquid test kit is going to be an important tool as your goes thru the cycling process and I'd recommend the API FW Master test kit.

I just learned about cycling but I already have fish. What now?!
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I'd suggest you read link below to help you cycle with your fish in tank. A liquid test kit is going to be an important tool as your goes thru the cycling process and I'd recommend the API FW Master test kit.

I just learned about cycling but I already have fish. What now?!
Beat ya to it! haha
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Will the rest of my fish most likely die because the cycle hasn't been done? Can i do a cycle with them in it?
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It can be done if you do water changes and get a test kit like stated above. If you could return them that would be even better cause you can cycle easier without fish in.
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im currently cycling with fish and i just do 2 or more 50 % water changes a day and dot feed that much
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Will the rest of my fish most likely die because the cycle hasn't been done? Can i do a cycle with them in it?
PWC (partial water changes) are going to need to be done daily IME. A test kit is must IMO/E.

If you can take them back and cycle fishless, go to this link.

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You can also use Prime to help your fish deal with ammonia and nitrites.
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