Urgent Help/advice Needed: 29 Gallon + Fish

xcalibreplcp

Member
Hi,

I hope everyone is having a good week.

I recently planted and stocked a 29 gallon tank (30.25x12.5x18.75). It was an emergency.

Only cycled 24 hours (had two tanks break during our move).

I won't be able to get a 50 gallon for another 30 to 60 days.

I'm concerned my ammonia levels may spike.

I'm running two filters:

1. Aqueon Quiet Flow 20
2. Fluval UI (Previously Precycled in a well established aquarium)

Tank is not heavily planted but planted enough to offer hiding spots to make half of the fish invisible.
Plant names: not sure but I have sword tails and some other low light varieties (all from other tanks).

The fish (no problems yet):

1 gold german ram cyclid
1 gold gouramI (was concerned about aggression but he/she is pretty tame ... no bullying... lived w other gouramis in my other tank)
2 dwarf gouramis
6 rasboras (getting one more)
5 neon tetras
5 sterbas corys
3 glofish danios (we are taking care of them for the next 2 weeks for my neighbor's kid... theyll be gone soon).

Tank is a steady 80 degrees
PH 7ish.... I want it around 6.8
HOW SCREWED AM I?

Should/Can I feed every other day to avoid an ammonia spike?

Daily 10% water change?

Will the plants help with ammonia, nitrites and nitrates?

Will chemicals?

Thanks in advance
 

endlercollector

Member
So sorry to hear about the broken tanks! In a pinch, add some Amquel Plus directly to the tank. No need to stress the fish out by starving them or doing huge water changes. Amquel Plus can decrease oxygen, but I think you'll be all right. You don't have to do the full dose. Hang in there!
 

Mick Frost

Member
Any chance you have a friend with a spare filter sitting in an established tank?

Seachem Stability can help with the sudden increase in bioload, and it's pretty safe. A sponge filter could help too. Biggest thing is monitoring.
 
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xcalibreplcp

Member
No. My friends are normal people with lives. I chose fish to fill the dark hole that once held my little black heart.

I do have seachem!
Mick Frost said:
Any chance you have a friend with a spare filter sitting in an established tank?

Seachem Stability can help with the sudden increase in bioload, and it's pretty safe. A sponge filter could help too. Biggest thing is monitoring.
 
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