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fry in a 3 day old 10g tank
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hubie605
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PostPosted: 2004.11.20(Sat)9:03    Post subject: fry in a 3 day old 10g tank Reply with quote

I am the pround owner of 9 fry from my wonderful fancey guppies. I have lost 5 due my other fish. I have set up a small 10g with a box filter and gravel from my 50g tank. will I have to cycle the tank or will the fry do fine in there new home?
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kelpy
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PostPosted: 2004.11.20(Sat)12:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

you should be OK just keep an eye on the amonia levels ( a seachem amonia alert is very good for this ) if you get an anomia spike add more of thr old gravel and that should bring it back down very quickly
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PostPosted: 2004.11.20(Sat)14:09    Post subject: Reply with quote

Monitor ammonia with the Seachem Ammonia Alert sensor as suggested, and if any is detected, do a 10% water change and add some bacteria (biofilm) from the intake tube of the established tank.

To get the biofilm, unplug your filter, remove the intake tube, then scrub it out with a brush (like a clean toothbrush) into the water of the new tank. The particles will rapidly settle and should not cloud the water.

Don't use the dirt that is on the filter cartridge/sponge or whatever media you use, because that is fish waste which will cloud the water and contribute ammonia.
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