can you bring a clean jar of your tank water into a local fish store every few days? most will test for free.trash.binh91 said:
I meant to say under no circumstances am I allowed to get one, my dad and fish supplies over $20 are not a good match.FishSmart said:No, I would recommend getting the API master test kit now rather then later, so you can keep up with your parameters and see a change as you begin to cycle. It’s a long process so a test kit is very important.
Okay well like the other poster has said if you have time I would recommend going to your local fish store and getting them to test your water all you really need is a container with your tank water. That’s what I’ve done before before I got a test kit.trash.binh91 said:I meant to say under no circumstances am I allowed to get one, my dad and fish supplies over $20 are not a good match.
i used gravel that had fish waste in it, ik, not conventional, but i also used fish foodJenoli42 said:
I’m confused, can you explain it more thoroughly?david1978 said:
Do you have the filter from your 10 gallon? If you do, you can just use it to instant-cycle the 6 gallon.trash.binh91 said:the tank is a 6gal sterlite tub with 4 honey gouramis going in, ik that's kind of pushing it but they are in a temporary 2.5 gal after my 10 gal broke down and this 6gal is all ive got, and my parents wont let me have another tank and i don't think were gonna have the chance to get a water sample every few days or so, and our fish store is only open Tuesday-sunday from 12-6pm. and its like, 20 mins away from where we live, we go there because its better than the pet store
I believe David means that if your filter from your smaller tank is cycled & you move that filter & all the media inside it to your new tank, then you can keep your fish safe by doing 25-40% partial water changes every 4 days.trash.binh91 said:I’m confused, can you explain it more thoroughly?
But what if there are no fish in the cycling tankJenoli42 said:I believe David means that if your filter from your smaller tank is cycled & you move that filter & all the media inside it to your new tank, then you can keep your fish safe by doing 25-40% partial water changes every 4 days.
David is making suggestions since you appatently can't get a testing kit & can't get to a fish store to get your water tested.
if you're not able to move the cycled filter in your old tank with the media to your new tank it means you're starting from scratch. so he's saying to do 25% water changes every day for 2 months.
again that's on the basis of you not having a testing kit or a way to test daily.
@david1978 sorry. . I feel like I "woman-splained" your post if that's a thing lolz