I started a 30 gallon tank a week and a half ago, I added 2 gouramis one died yesterday. I have been checking the ammonia levels and been doing a 15% water change every day for the last 5 days but the ammonia will just not go down. A friend told me to take one of my filter pads from my other tank that I have had running for 4 years and put it in the new one and that should jump start the cycling process, i added the filter pad yesterday and the ammonia is still really high 2ppm. Should i stuff the filter pad into the new filter on the tank or just let it sit inside the tank? I use seachem prime every time I do a water change but nothing seems to be working. My other gouramis ( the one that's still alive) seems to be doing fine, he has a healthy appetite and doesn't seem to be sluggish or gasping for air. Any input helps, its been frustrating.