Pepere Posted June 1, 2022 Share Posted June 1, 2022 Good morning everyone. I am new to the forum and started by introducing myself on intro page. I am reentering the hobby after a lapse of about 15 years. By golly the internet makes learning how to do things easier. Thank you Aquarium Co Op for all of the videos and for this forum. I set up a 29 gallon display tank and two 10 gallon quarantine tanks to stage stocking of the display tank. All three tanks were cycled with fishless cycling and Dr Tims One and Only and waited until they would metabolize 2ppm of ammonia chloride to nitrate in 12 hours. 0 ammonia, 0 Nitrite. My lower 10 gallon treatment quarantine tank was barebottom with silk plants, a Dual Glass Mounted Sponge Filter with Bio Media rated for 40 gallons and a Lee triple flow filter filled with ceramic media and an airstone for extra biofiltration and oxygenation. I also had good coverage of water lettuce on the top of the tank which would keep up nicely with nitrate production when I was cycling the tank. Saturday I bought 6 small green neons, 3 Kuhli Loaches, 1 Blue Dwarf Gourami and 5 Emerald Green Chorydoras. All were drip acclimated and settled in nicely over 4 hours and then once calm, I treated the tank with the Quarantine Trio Cory reccomends, Ichx, Maracin and Paracleanse. I have done daily water tests and saw .25 ammonia, 0 nitrates yesterday morning and 1 ppm Ammonia, 0 nitrates this morning. Worried about a lost biofilter, I transferred the fish to my other 10 gallon quarantine tank that has thick gravel substrate, significant planting, an Aqueon 20 hob filter with coarse foam prefilter and another Lee triple filter with ceramic media and water lettuce on top? i had planned on changing water on Saturday and then retreating them again in 3 weeks with the Paracleanse at least to resolve any hatched eggs. The fish had their initial marinade in quarantine trio cut short by about three days. Should this be problematic? Any suggestions how I should proceed? The fish are happily exploring the new tank and are in no signs of distress. Any thoughts on why Ammonia might have risen? Too much bioload? Antibiotic affecting biofilter where I didnt have substrate? Water Parameters adjusted to temp 78, GH 6 degrees, Kh 6 degrees, PH 7.4, ammonia 0, Nitrite 0, Nitrate cycled between 40 down to 15. I dose with Simple Green in planted tanks to 40 and wait until it drops to 15 before re dosing. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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