10 Gallon Tank Is My Tank Ready for Fish?

breakoff

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I've started up a 10 gallon about three weeks ago, and added nitrifying bacteria and bio media from an established tank. I tested today and got these results? Am I ready for fish? If so, should I do a water change before adding them?
 

Flyfisha

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Have you been adding an ammonia source for the last 3 weeks ?
Do you have nitrates in your tap water?
 
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breakoff

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I have added fish food daily and also added dirty tank gravel as well as tank water I cleaned a carbon filter in. And as far as I know, there are no nitrates in my tap water.
Update: I tested for nitrates in my tap and I got 0. Am I good to go, and should I do a water change before adding fish?
 

Flyfisha

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It definitely seems like the tank has a full working nitrogen cycle.

Yes do a water change. Changing water will not effect the cycle but will provide fresh water for the fish.

I would still not recommend adding a full tank load at one time if you are adding a couple of species add them a fortnight apart.

And like any time you add ( some or more) fish to a tank test the water every couple of days. Check for ammonia.
 
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breakoff

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Alright, noted, thanks so much for the help!
 

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