I love fish from my childhood, and when I got the chance, I was keeping a few guppies, however back 20years ago was not so much information available as today, so the hobby was slowly disappering. Part of that I had "other" priorities come up, part of lost interest and get tired to change water and clean the full tank every 2 weeks or so...
(Anyway at that time I had no idea how to do...)
Now I getting picking up again and decided to set up a freshwater tank, for my self and most importantly for my kids (they also love the tiny fishes
I got most of the stuff already and about 1.5 weeks ago the tank was started. No fish, but have quite a number of live plants.
I measured the NH3
and the pH almost every day. And seemed the NH3
was high at the beginning and after a week I saw it was 0, but the NO3
went high. pH is stayed most of the time between 7.2 and 7.3. In the same time the water got clouded so I changed about 15% of water.
Yesterday the water was still cloudy and stared some brown stuff floating on the surface, so I did again a 20-30% water change. Today I get back home and saw the water is still cloudy, NH3
is 0, NO2
is 0, NO3
also seems to be 0.
Any suggestion what to do next? Just wait? Or change the water again?
Thanks for all the help and happy to be in this community!