GoldenGardner Posted January 21, 2021 Share Posted January 21, 2021 Originally posted this in the introductions, but I'm not sure if that's the right place to put it. HI! From near Fall City in Washington! I found your video's last night. I thought the video on ammonia buildup was great! I explained it to my kids this morning using a similar method. Really easy to understand. I got a "new to us" 29 Gallon tank last Monday. Monday the 11th. I tested the tank to make sure it didn't leak on Tuesday and then filled it up in the house Wednesday. We live off a pristine well. I let the water sit in the tank until Saturday when we received fish as a gift. 6 Guppies, 6 Neon Tetra's, 2 Cory Catfish, and 1 mystery snail. Also we received NEW filter parts and I changed everything out in the filter. NOW, I know this was all a mistake, but it's a little late to undo everything. The first fish died right away and we got a replacement fish from Denny's before we knew what was happening. That fish also died by Monday the 18th. We went back to Denny's, and they said they would not replace the fish because the tank needed to fully cycle. At that point I bought a test kit, and Stability additive. It says to put three capfuls in based on the size of the tank for the first day then one capful each day after. I fed the fish Monday. Tuesday no fish died. I fed the fish Tuesday and Wednesday. Wednesday a neon tetra died. (Also missing, another Neon Tetra, and one of the catfish.) So I started watching videos last night and watched Cory's video. I tested the water last night at 11pm and the ammonia was between .5 and 1ppm I put more of the stability in because I could not change the water at that point. This morning I changed out 50% of the water, careful to make sure that the water temp was ok. I put in 3 more capfuls of stability in. I did not feed the fish this morning.Now when I changed the water out, there was a lot of particulates that were floating in the water after. A LOT. Am I supposed to try and capture those particulates. Or will they get pulled into the filter? I finished the water change 10 minutes to 10 and going to do another test after an hour. Do I do another water change today? The fish are clearly stressed. One of the male guppies is swimming at the top and just looks so stressed out. I feel terrible. I'd love to know if there's anything else I can add to help the fish. I've learned a lot the last few days and know that adding the fish in right away was not right. If I add live plants would that help? Here is a picture of our set up.29 Gallon tank.Fluval 206 FilterAqueaon HeaterBubble LED thing (Not on in picture) Really Cool LED light bar on top. Update: Tested the water after an hour and still in the .5ppm range. Update 2: Spoke to my dad, and he said to pull out the large formations in the tank and find the missing catfish. Did that and found the decomposing catfish. Removed the catfish. Also removed the Guppy that was clearly struggling, he was bloated and had been near the top of the tank, but was now at the bottom on the rocks, still alive but not moving. Update: Tested the water after the removal and still at or between .25 and .5 for the ammonia. Last Question: Should I perform another water change TODAY??? Pic of Tank before removing the large rock and chest. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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