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Old 03-14-2012, 15:51
Sly13Cat Sly13Cat is offline
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Re: New 10 Gallon and Stability

Well I bought the tank and 4 male guppies. One died from the Betta which I then removed, the replacement got killed by the other guppies and it's replacement got killed by the Dalmatian Mollies (Male). So I removed the rest of the guppies and put them in the other 10 Gal. So now I have a 3 gal section for my Crowntail Betta and the other 7 gallons for the 4 Dalmatian Mollies. I just added the divider after my parameter test from the pet store.

Here are my results (Can only test ammonia a few times at pet store because it doesn't come in the kit...):
Day 2 of having fishes (Sunday):
Ammonia - > ? PPM Nitrite -> 0 PPM Nitrate -> 20 PPM
(Guppy was killed by Betta and got exchanged)

Day 3 of having fishes (Monday):
Ammonia -> HIGH (5 PPM)ish Nitrite -> 0 PPM Nitrate ->10 - 20 PPM
(Did 10% water change and added Prime + Second Guppy was killed by other guppies)

Day 4 of having fishes (Yesterday):
Ammonia -> ? Nitrite -> 0 PPM Nitrate -> 20 PPM
(Guppy was killed by Molly and decided to move all guppies. Decided not to keep guppies any more...)

Today:
Ammonia -> 0.25 PPM Nitrite -> 0 PPM Nitrate -> 10 PPM
(Added dose of Prime before going to the pet store)

So my question is, is my cycle near done. The Ammonia spike was most probably caused by the guppy deaths. I've been double dosing on Stability up to Monday (should have read the label more closely). So I've been dosing Stability since Saturday and I add Prime every 48 hours to help with Ammonia (Next dose is Friday).
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