I lost all my babies today! :(

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dvc_r

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I need to cry on someones shoulder right now...I can't believe what I did!

I've had 28 guppy fry in a separate tank for about a month now. I was using a cheap "bubble filter" with some floss and carbon. But because the tank wasn't cycled, I pulled the filter media out of one of my tanks and laid it in the tank. I've been doing 50% water changes every other day. I kept careful track of my water parameters (twice a day) and all was perfect for a month. Then I decided to buy this new filter that petsmart just got (Tom Aquarium Products Mini Internal Filter). I did a 50% WC, vacuum and took out the old media filter. This morning all but 4 were dead and when I got back home from worm the 4 also were dead!

I just checked my water and found it started another cycle and my ammonia is about .75!
How can I be so stupid! I've got 6 tanks running now, I should know better!!!
I'm a dumb :;bb
 

Tony G.

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that sucks! its not your fault though, you didnt know
 

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Don't beat yourself up... you were trying to make the tank better... you just made a mistake. I could have happened to anyone.

I hope you feel better soon,
Jenn
 

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I'm so sorry you lost your babies. Don't beat yourself up. We all make mistakes. I have made some pretty big ones myself, but you live, you learn.
 

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we have all made mistakes that cost us fish. The important thing is to learn from our mistakes. Hang in there
carol
 
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I'm really sorry you lost your babies.
Please don't be hard on yourself, as was said above, you were trying to improve things for them.
 

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I'm so sorry this happened. I agree with the others. We all make mistakes, even the best of us.
 

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I'm sorry. It was an accident, you were only trying to give them the best.
 

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Good morning. So sorry to hear you lost your fry.
Ken
 
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Thanks everyone.

I'm gonna cycle the tank now so it's ready for new fry next time. On a lighter note my Discus laid eggs today! They're still too young to "parent" them. This is the second time she laid eggs, but I don't think they'll make it more than a day.
 

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Congrats on the discus eggs. Hey, it happens to the best of us. Like stated above, live and learn.
 
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