HI Islandvic I got some pretty good ideas from that thread, but managed to find an Aqua Clear 30 for $28 CAD last night at Petsmart. It's physically bigger, but moves a lot more water. I'll need to play around with it in order to not stress my fish out.
I currently have the media soaking in...
That's the thing, I don't think I'm culturing as much bacteria as I could be with the stock filter cartridge (the kind that has activated charcoal that the manufacturer tells you to change monthly).
That's good to know about swapping out filters. Part of my desire to swap filters is based on...
I'm fairly new to the hobby, and currently have a 10 gallon Top Fin starter tank that I purchased from Petsmart about 6 or so months ago. I am overstocked with 6 guppies and 4 platys, but do weekly 25% water changes, along with the appropriate tests with an API kit.
Quick update. It's been roughly 72 hours since I last added some more TSS, and here are my readings:
7.4 high range pH
Between 0.25-0.50 ppm ammonia
0.0 ppm nitrite
5.0 ppm nitrate
I'll give it a few more days before I do another test.
Hello everyone! I'm new to the aquarium hobby, and also new to the forum - despite lurking around for about a month.
About a month ago, I started the cycle on my 10 gallon aquarium with some Prime, TSS, and one Guppy. About two weeks later, I used an API Master Test Kit to take some readings...