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thanks mate I looked it up and kind of understood it will get test and test the water tomorrow. BTW what can you tell me about the overstocking because some user said I was seriously overstocking but I don't think so what do you think?Skavatar said:
Skavatar said:in your other thread you state it was 26 gallons. yes, it is overstocked.
since its a new tank and most likely not cycled, the high bioload will create a lot of ammonia, then nitrites, and then nitrates. you should buy a large bottle of Seachem Prime to help detox some of the wastes. And also a large bottle of Tetra SafeStart to speed up the nitrogen cycle. If you buy everything tomorrow. Do a 50% water change. Use Prime, up to 5X the recommended dosage. Wait 24hrs then add in the recommended amount of TSS. Next day add more TSS, repeat until the bottle is empty. Next day add more Prime.
like the others have said, the pleco will get huge.
the goldfish is not a real "cold water" fish, many fish keepers call it "cold water" just because it does not need a heater. Biologically and scientifically, it is a temperate fish. it can live in a heated tank or an unheated tank.