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paulie
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PostPosted: 2012.08.16(Thu)5:36    Post subject: new tank Reply with quote

hello there I have just set up a tropical tank I left it for 7 days before adding fish then I added 6 danios they were in there for 8 days I had my water tested and it was fine I then put in 6 guppies and a product called allgone which they say helps with nitrates after 3 days I had 2 danios dye and 2 guppies I checked my water and it was fine I have done 3 changes of water and are sticking to feeding amounts by the book I don't want to lose anymore fish so could someone please help me! the fish was not expensive but that is besides the point my tank is 60 litres with a internal filter and heater and live plants and multi coloured gravel if this helps for any advice

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PostPosted: 2012.08.16(Thu)7:51    Post subject: Reply with quote

You added the first too quick.You should have let the tank cycle until all the numbers came around.It is seen here all the time.
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PostPosted: 2012.08.16(Thu)9:49    Post subject: new tank Reply with quote

Thank you for your response how can I get all the levels down to what they should be ? I thought I was doing right I should waited thank you for your response
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PostPosted: 2012.08.16(Thu)14:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

What water conditioner do you have?
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PostPosted: 2012.08.16(Thu)17:20    Post subject: new tank Reply with quote

I have chlorine neutralizer thats it and I use a allgone bag which floats in the tank which they say brings nitrates down to 0
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PostPosted: 2012.08.17(Fri)1:57    Post subject: Reply with quote

The tank isn't cycled and the algon is preventing the cycle.
It is like putting a band aid on a leaky pipe -a quick fix in an emergency but not good for the fish or long term tank stability.
Take the algon out and start doing daily 25-20% water changes for about 6 weeks. You add dechlorinator to the new water before you add it and just the amount to treat the replaced quantity.
Cut the feeding in half.
Please read about the nitrogen cycle in the articles <<< which will explain why your fish are dying
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PostPosted: 2012.08.17(Fri)8:00    Post subject: new tank Reply with quote

thank you very much for your help I will repost when I have sorted things out

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