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Old 02-11-2014, 03:47 PM   #1
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Guppies and Neon Tetras

Hello all,

I have just restocked my tank I have 9 Guppies, 4 male and 5 Female (I had 6 female but I lost one already.) I also have 10 Neon Tetras.

I am hoping I didn't lose my cycle between the death of my Blackmoor and the restocking. I am not sure though.

Current water levels are:
Ammonia: .25
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: 0

My main question is what temperature should my tank be at. I used AqAdvisor - Intelligent Freshwater Tropical Fish Aquarium Stocking Calculator and Aquarium Tank/Filter Advisor to figure out stocking levels and it says the temp should range between 68 and 82.4 for these fish. That is a huge range. I have my heater set at about 75 degrees. I am not sure the actual temperature because my local pet store didn't have any thermometers in stock.

Also, I think some at least 2 of my guppies are pregnant. Any advice for caring for the fry?

Thanks everyone!!
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Did I post this in the wrong section?

I guess my main question is what temperature is best?

Tomorrow I am getting a thermometer and some Java Moss.
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Sounds like your doing everything right just keep an eye on the ammonia,nitrite levels
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As far as a temp goes you have a wide range of temp that work use your discretion.
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Thanks!

I just did a water change just to make sure since I am showing a bit of ammonia and no NitrAtes. I didn't realize how quickly the good ammonia eating stuff would die off. It was only two days that the tank was empty.

I will test again shortly to see if the Ammonia dropped. I may also need a new test kit.

How long have you guys found the test kits to last?
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I just did a water change just to make sure since I am showing a bit of ammonia and no NitrAtes. I didn't realize how quickly the good ammonia eating stuff would die off. It was only two days that the tank was empty.



I will test again shortly to see if the Ammonia dropped. I may also need a new test kit.



How long have you guys found the test kits to last?

Yeah that's crazy 2 days and it died off. Good to know. Not sure of how many years they last most have an expiration date on them. But usually at least a few years
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Thank you! I will search for an expiration date. I think my test kit is about 3 years old.
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*Update*

I shook the dickens out of NitrAte bottle 2 and I am not getting NitrAte readings. They are somewhere around the 10ppm I think. Its so hard to distinguish between 10 and 20.

Does anyone know if that is too high? They have only been in there since a couple of days and I just did a 25% water change.
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Those bacteria wouldn't die in 2 days. They can live for months, so that didn't kill them. What size tank is this?
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