The tank was given to me by my aunt.. she's always had fish in it. She moved into a smaller home and she gave it to me. I've had fish in it before and they lived fine before. It did sit for a while, but it sat inside my home w. just rocks in it and nothing else being used as an end table. It's actually an "end table" fish tank.
I'm honestly unsure of the tank size, gallon wise, it's a cube size. 15" wide, 15" water height and 15" depth. If I had to guess I would say between 15-20gal
Never knew about fishless cycling until after the fish were in it.
The tank has been up and running since mid July.
I had my water tested (in front of me) and they showed me that my water was good. After my first round of fish died. I have a Pleco, Blue Mystery Snail and 2 ADF
that have survived since July. Granite the ADF
's have not been in the tank since day 1 but the pleco and snail have. BUT-- I do not have any at-home kits to test it.
I have well water, not city water. And I don't use any type of water treatment for hardness or anything like that. We are fortunate to have extremely wonderful water, in that aspect.
I do use water conditioner.
I believe the filter is a Tetra wisper.
I have an adjustable heater, the tanks stays 73°-77°F
The only thing that's confusing me is everything else is living and thriving without a problem. I get a fish or two and in about 2-3wks they're floating at the top with no signs of illness. My son and I lay on the floor a few times during the day and night just watching them. After the first round of fish I was just going to leave it to those 4 and not get anything else. About 2-3wks after that, we stopped in Pet Supplies Plus for dog food and we were looking and picked up a few fruit tetras. We watched them, no signs of illness and on their 17th day in the tank one died, the next day 2 more dead and 2 days later the last 2 died.
And once again I am back down to the 2 ADF
's, pleco and blue mystery snail.
The tank stays very clear and filters great. Once a week I do between 25-50% water change/gravel vacuum.