Hi, just need some advice on the ammonia levels, they have risen to 0.25 and arent rising any more. just wandered what to do. i change a 3rd of the water every week using dechlorinator. Bought a little 'hoover' last week to get rid of some debris. Do i need to do a bigger change, what can be causing this. How much water can i change before i upset the balance too much. This is in a 30 litre freshwater trop tank with 6 neon tetras, which was cycled at beginning. please advise. oh the nitrate reading is always a stable 12.5 which is about what our water supply is.
Thanks for the reply, i dont like the sound of plumbing things in, i'm sure there is a lfs which would do the water. Will research, research research, have plenty of time so here goes. hope your set up goes smoothly sarah
hi, at the moment i have a tropical tank which i love, fish all ok, find upkeep fairly pain free, and have fallen so in love that i really would love to start up a small marine tank, been eying up the nano tanks, as dont have a lot of room. my aim would be to have mainly coral and just one or two fish. the fish much later once i get coral and tank happy cycled and no probs. Might even keep as just coral tank. any tips as i am clueless. have ordered myself a book, but think it is fairly basic. One thing which worries me, is the process of reverse osmosis (am completely lost.) EXACTLY how is is done, where do i buy gear and can i be lazy and buy it in any shops. Also the salt content, how is that measured. i know that this will all be in books, but sometimes i find different books say different things, (suppose depends when published, how old they are) so thought i could quiz some experienced minds on here. Setting up the trop tank you were all fantastic for help so am back for more. I am in no rush, (have to save up for things i need so cant afford to be) but birthday coming up so thought i could invest first in a tank. Would like an all in one set up as technical part i am worried about setting up wrong. any advic finished now!!! thanks sarah
hi, i have a biorb which i have cycled, (fishless) and is running fine, fish have now been in for about a month, i change around 5 litres of it each week, which is just around 1\6 of its capacity might be closer to a fith in water volume if counting plants etc. oly thing is each time i change i do a nitrate reading before and after and they never change always on the edge between 12.5 and 25 which i know is ok, but seems pointless changing the water, any one who knows much about this feedback would be great, many thanks. oh my stock is 7 neon tetras, all healthy.
i have a little brown snail in my tank who is now called brian!! i did panick when first caught site as i thought he would eat all my plants, but to be truthful you dont notice any damage and he is really sweet. every now and then he pops up to say hi and then disappears for a few days. i must say am getting quite attached!!
Re: swimbladder problem with tetra i think, help please
hi, i have some freize dried brine shrimp is that any good. How does soaking the dried food help? when i put the dry food in itgoes straight under the water so they catch it under the surface not on top. is this ok or do i need to soak it first. what sort of fruit and veg as neon tetra tiny, worried i might choke them (sorry niaeve beginner, thats why i m here!!) would pear be ok or banana. sarah