Dirted Tank Question

  1. Linda4088

    Linda4088 Valued Member Member

    I set up my 10 gallon tank yesterday no fish but it is dirted with one tiny Amazon sword. The numbers are all right on this morning. Since it has dirt should I wait to add my guppies or can I go ahead?
  2. jdhef

    jdhef Moderator Moderator Member

    Has the tank been cycled?
  3. OP

    Linda4088 Valued Member Member

    I just set it up yesterday and all the parameters are good today. I haven't had any spikes but it's brand-new. Is that considered cycle? I set up my 40 gallon planted and just put three Rasbora in it yesterday. However I had problems with my parameters on that tank. I understood cycling to be where the water changes the parameters until they get it right. I'm doing my water changes and have a big one scheduled for Tuesday on the 40.