Alright, found this one that works with my model. However, it says it’s a dimmer...will it still function as a timer or should I look into something else?
You really should look into providing more bedding. 6" is a bare minimum; you'll want to shoot for 8" for dwarfs and 12" for Syrians.
I'm really not liking the look of the Favola. It just seems really small for the price. Is there any way you could return the cage and do a 40g instead? Tanks...
Not a stocking expert, but do keep in mind otos and corys are schooling fish and should be kept in groups of at least 6.
As for plants, that would depend on the tech of your tank. What lights are you planning on using? Ferts? CO2?
The rocks may be ok. I would soak them in vinegar water for a few days then soak them in water for as long as possible (basically until they don't smell like vinegar) to sanitize them. Be sure to change the water out every few hours.
As for the rocks themselves be sure they won't mess up your...
I myself wouldn't add anything to this tank, but keep in mind platys should be kept in same-sex groups.
If it were me I would get another 5g to put the betta in and get a few more male platys for the 10g.
I know getting a new tank is expensive and whatnot, but it's either that or return the...
I wouldn't change out the media unless it looks really nasty, in which case, only remove one piece of the filter (ex just the sponge) so your cycle doesn't collapse.
I rinse out my media every time/every other time I change the water out in dirty water.
I personally just have a single betta in a tank about that size and I really like it as is. He has a lot of space and uses every inch of it
I feel adding in more (especially a schooling fish that need to be in groups of six or more) would be crowding it a bit but could work if you really...
I believe the nitrate bottle reads like that if it isn't shaken well enough... how hard did you shake bottle 2?
I wouldn't think your cycle collapsed unless you don't have a filter...
As for your plants, what do you have? I mean, ferts are great for any plant (I use ThriveC and my hornwort is...
Sorry I haven't posted on here in a bit! Here's my boy. His name is Prism; we're working on the whole fin rot thing atm. I'm trying my hardest but cant find the cause for the life of me lol.
Hornwort's got a little out of control lol; I'll have to cut that back a bit then.
Alright, what you're looking for is no ammonia or nitrites and around 10-20ppm of nitrates. I'd start by dosing your tank to around 4ppm of ammonia and letting it go from there. The tank will sort itself out on its own, but you should check it's progress every day to see if you need to add more...
I mean, my bottle cycled me in a month, so maybe it's a little iffy? Just saying I had no issues whatsoever.
Edit: reading your results, I don't think anyone will be dumping cow manure in their tank to cycle it in a week... just saying, there are better options if you don't have access to a...
1.) Wait until the cycling has finished if you want a fishless cycle
2.) Yes, I'd say until the tank is cycled
3.) You should already be using water conditioner as the chlorine in tap water, which kills off bacteria, will kill any bacteria you add, defeating the purpose of adding in BB like...
So, here was what the tanks stocking was supposed to be:
Here it is now:
(All of the above)
Driftwood fungus (which, I know can't be fixed)
Only half a caudal fin...
Oh.... whoops. I have a bit of a hair algae problem atm. But, I mean, collecting up snails hasn't been as bad as trying to get the algae, so maybe it's better? Are there any issues with overpopulation other than the ugly and bioload factors?