I wanted to get my wife a decent aquarium for Christmas a my luck my sister in law nweeded to get rid of hers(46 bow). Her tank was over ten years and poorly kept so i also purchased a 26 bow for her gift. She owned a 10gal.
I was told that I could put the old water and fish (12 assorted gold, 6 cichlids, 5 tetras, 0ne 6"-8" alge eater whom I have lovingly named "Bubba"!
Being cautouis I set up the 26 and 10 gal
tanks before I made the move. I have zero nowledge and have been depending on my sis in law and the people from petsmart to answer all questions.
I trashed her old roscks for new, her tank seemed very neclected. But I was told to use the old water to settle the fish sooner.
To date I've probably cleaned out all the used water because of the high spikes in natrate.
We started last Saturday so in a week we've settle in: 6 cichlids, & Bubba to the 46 ; 6 gold 10 gal
; and 5 tetras, 6 gold in the 26. All the fish all lived in the 46 gal
tank but I plan to keep them apart and aren't planning to add any unless mother nature does.
I've a milion question but i'll try and give enough information of what i've learned, bad and good.
1)We started of useing Aqua Safe, aquarium salt, stress zyme. And used Amquel plus when needed
2)As of today am I just seeing any sign of nitrite in the 10 gal
. We purchased the testing strips but figure there's a less expensive way to test.
3)I spent a bit of time reading trough the sites and am curious what
4) someone stated the importance of a variety diet and will apreciate advice for the diferent fish.
:pThanks so much