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Old 07-03-2013, 11:28 AM   #21 
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15 tetras in all. Didn't ask for so many but girl in store cant count. One frog. A snail smaller than fingernail. N at least 4 shrimp.
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:02 PM   #22 
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They're fine. If you want to check your stocking level put that into aqadvisor.com along with your filter type if you have one and see what it says
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Old 07-03-2013, 03:24 PM   #23 
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It says it's too much. But i only see half the shrimp n the frog will join the others in a few months. N I'm sure some of the neons won't make it as there is always some dwad in store.
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What kind of filter do you have? with that stock it shows 80% full, but depends on whether your filter is rated for 20 gallons or higher. If you get one that is rated for 30 gallons it will be just fine. Just do a 60-80% water change once a week for now and they'll be fine and don't over feed either!
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Old 07-06-2013, 06:23 PM   #25 
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Now my betta's fins are turning black edged around a clear trim
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Old 07-06-2013, 06:30 PM   #26 
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Think its a 10-20g filter.

Now my betta is getting black edging around clear threads on some of his long fins. I do a water every day but the ammonia is still not dropping. He seems happy but I'm not.
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Did you have ammonia in your tap?

Also are you using gravel vac's to clean the bottom and how much of a water change do you do everyday?
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Old 07-06-2013, 10:30 PM   #28 
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No it tested good. I do 10-20 percent
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Old 07-07-2013, 06:34 AM   #29 
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Okay, try to up the water changes to at least 25% if you can. The more you take out, the more ammonia you take out. The idea is to test daily while it's cycling and when you see at or more than .25ppm then you do a water change, wait an hour and test again. If you still see ammonia, you have to do another change and another if it calls for it until the ammonia is down or gone. You're going to really stress out the fish if you don't and because the tank isn't cycled and you have a lot of fish in there, it's not going to help. I suggest you get another filter rated for 20 gallons at least, the 10-15 is not sufficient for the 20 unfortunately and it's not going to be able to let enough BB colonize there to let the cycle run properly.

Beneficial Bacteria (BB) will colonize on any surface but the more surface area you have, the more BB you can have to keep your fish safe.
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:32 AM   #30 
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The betta is by himself in a 10 gallon. The tank had been perfect for months then one day it really spiked. I tested the 20 gallon n it came out 0. Will test n change more today. Not sure if prime is helping. It really burns if i touch it.
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