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    3 danios acting lethargic after tank transfer

    It was really tough to decide between the two options, but I think I will get more danios and do a fish-in cycle. I did that with the 5.5 gal and they never seemed to display any signs of major distress, perhaps because I did a water change every time ammonia read any higher than 0.25ppm I...
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    3 danios acting lethargic after tank transfer

    I regret to say the little guy that was struggling earlier today just passed. Man have I learned my lesson.
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    3 danios acting lethargic after tank transfer

    Man, it hurts hearing that. Stupid me. I went to PetCo this morning and picked up Seachem Prime and Fluval Cycle (they didn't have Seachem Stability) I added a capful (5ml) of Prime first, followed by two capfuls of the Fluval stuff (50ml) One of the two remaining danios now has fairly...
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    3 danios acting lethargic after tank transfer

    I just pulled more samples and tested again. pH: 7.8/8.0 Ammonia: 0.25 ppm (it's spiking, as expected I guess :-\) Nitrite: 0 ppm Nitrate: 0 ppm I am using the API Freshwater Master Test Kit. Well, I can safely say I screwed up bigtime. I feel so bad for my fish. Lesson learned, don't trust a...
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    3 danios acting lethargic after tank transfer

    I do know about the nitrogen cycle, I need to update my profile. My water readings were normal across the board, except maybe the pH. The pH was approximately 7.8, but that's what it always was in the previous tank, and the fish didn't seem to mind. I have the API master test kit. Sadly I...
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    3 danios acting lethargic after tank transfer

    I recorded a video so it's easier to see the behavior I'm describing. https://youtu.be/7gEuXHBHPwE In this video you can also see the rest of my tank, the filter output, and the surface agitation. By the way, you can see that I have my glass cover folded open. I had it completely closed...
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    3 danios acting lethargic after tank transfer

    Hi all, it's been a couple months since I posted on this forum. BACKSTORY: Around then, I had just gotten a 5.5 gal aquarium set up. Finally got the cycle established (fish-in) about 2 weeks ago, and my three blue danios seemed quite happy, eating ravenously and darting about like danios should...
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    Swirling "smoke" in new tank, without fish or decor?

    I don't have another tank, as this is my first time keeping fish. My budget for this was somewhat limited, so I opted to go for a nice cheap 5.5 gal tank instead of a larger one. When I do get a bigger tank, I will definitely be moving some or all of the contents of the smaller one to the bigger...
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    Swirling "smoke" in new tank, without fish or decor?

    It's still there, but the 3 tiny guppies I put in there don't seem to mind. They seem quite happy actually. Eating regularly, swimming around, not showing any signs of stress. I've stopped worrying about the smokiness, it's not too bad. I think I just initially overreacted since the effect was...
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    Swirling "smoke" in new tank, without fish or decor?

    It was right before I noticed the smoky stuff. Water level was about 1.5" below the filter output and producing a lot of bubbles, even large clumps of bubbles formed on the surface. I filled up the tank to just below the output, solved the bubble problem. It was right after I filled the tank and...
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    Swirling "smoke" in new tank, without fish or decor?

    I'll try to get a better picture of it after work today. Well I've done a lot of research since I registered on this forum a couple days ago, I know the basics of the nitrogen cycle. The reason I was thinking about putting a couple zebras in there was to start a fish-in cycle. Didn't know about...
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    Swirling "smoke" in new tank, without fish or decor?

    Would it be harmful to a couple zebra danios if I were to introduce them tomorrow? I don't have a net with me yet, I plan on picking one up tomorrow when I go to buy the fish. Thank you for your help and quick response by the way.
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    Swirling "smoke" in new tank, without fish or decor?

    I thought I did. Although I feel like I may have forgotten to and my brain simply tricked me into thinking I did. What would you advise doing in case I did forget?
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    Swirling "smoke" in new tank, without fish or decor?

    Hi all. A few days ago I picked up a 5.5 gal tank, along with an adequate filter, thermometer, heater, and gravel substrate. Everything came from my local PetCo. I rinsed everything as recommended by what I found online. By the time I finished rinsing the gravel there was only crystal clear...




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