Fisher of Men, and Fish
I am a Catholic Priest and recently got a 55 gallon aquarium. This is not new to me, I am just renewing my interest from years ago. I am amazed at how much I never knew about this "hobby." Presently, I am trying to get my tank stabilized. I have had a few deaths and am not sure what is wrong. My angels all die, some immediately, some after a few days. My guppies are also not lasting long. The angels would not eat much, and sometimes cling to the top, like they need oxygen. I have plenty of aeration and the filter works great. Temperature is between 76-80, a bit cool for angels, I know.
My tank stats at present: ph - 8.0
phosphorus - 1.0
nitrate - 40
nitrite - 1.0
ammonia - 0
I change partially the water every week
I have some live plants ulvasis, micro sword, amazon sword, red ludwiga, and wisteria ..
I have put some pertified wood in the tank, and a couple of artificial plants and a couple of artificial ornaments.
All the above I have gradually added since I got the tank about a month ago.
Well, that is who and where I am at present.
Glad to be here.