Help Please!!!!

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Nicole B, Apr 25, 2018.

  1. Nicole BValued MemberMember

    We just moved everything over from our 10 gallon to our new 20.. we added in tank water and tap water.. did we ruin all of our BB? We treated it with prime after it was in the tank.. we had small buckets that treating them all was too complicated. My boyfriend started The filter with our old media before we treated with prime.. im freaking out that we lost all our BB and have to start over... help!!!

  2. AquaticJFishlore VIPMember

    How long were the filters running without Prime?

  3. Nicole BValued MemberMember

    Not long. less than a minute

  4. AquaticJFishlore VIPMember

    Highly doubt it killed all of your bacteria, even if it killed some it would rebound quickly.
  5. Nicole BValued MemberMember

    What about in the substrate?
  6. AquaticJFishlore VIPMember

    95% of the bacteria is in your filter anyway. I think you're totally fine.
  7. Nicole BValued MemberMember

    When would be a good time to test the water?
  8. AquaticJFishlore VIPMember

    About 24 hours, and then again 24 hours after that.
  9. Nicole BValued MemberMember

    Ok! We tested before I saw your message and we read
    .50 ammonia 0 nitrite 5 nitrate
    Will test again tomorrow. Hoping for good news. We are freaked out over the BB
  10. AquaticJFishlore VIPMember

    I'd be concerned if you had run bleach through your filter for less than a minute, but watered down tap water? Not concerned! You're probably getting .50 ammonia reading from mixing up the gravel and water.
  11. Nicole BValued MemberMember

    That makes me feel better! Yeah it was mixed in with tank water so idk why I’m freaking out so much. We just worked so hard to get cycled that scared we now lost it. We also have 1.0 ammonia in our tap so I’m not suprised the ammonia is .50
  12. AquaticJFishlore VIPMember

    The amount of chlorine in most tap water is pretty low to begin with. Don't sweat it.
  13. Nicole BValued MemberMember

    Good to know I’m just over reacting! Thank you!
  14. Hunter1Well Known MemberMember

    Best of luck and I agree with the others.
  15. Nicole BValued MemberMember

    Today fish aren’t eating like normal and snails not moving. Haven’t since we put them in there last night. Any idea?
  16. all-out-falloutValued MemberMember

    It could be that they’re all just processing the move. Sure, they weren’t put in bags (that I know of) like they were on the way home from your LFS, but switching from one habitat to another will always be somewhat stressful for fish. How long has it been since the change? Also I know my snail didn’t like to move much until the lights were out while he was adjusting to his new home.​
  17. Nicole BValued MemberMember

    It’s been about 12 hours. Our snails haven’t moved at all. Only a few have but they are all closed up now. How can you tell if they are dead? I’m not sure that is the case
  18. ColmCValued MemberMember

    I think your fish are just adjusting to the move, you did everything correctly by using the old filter media etc
  19. Nicole BValued MemberMember

    Thanks! I really hope we didn’t lose our cycle.
  20. FanaticFishlore VIPMember

    I’ve gone through this before, and it did not crash my cycle. I did end up with some ammonia and nitrites in the water, but a water change solved that quickly.

    You probably did not harm your cycle, I think you’ll be fine.

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