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12-04-2007, 08:40 PM
This tank(150gl) was set up on 11/15/07. Today I bought a Freshwater Master Test Kit. I just got done and here are my results:

pH: 7.5
Ammonia: 0.25
Nitrite: 1.0
Nitrate: 20

12-04-2007, 08:48 PM
The tank mates are 2 Dovii's, 2 Jags, 1 Flower Horn, & 1 Buttikoferi. I also put in Bio Spira when I set up the tank. When will my tank be done cycling? The fish seem to be ok and they're also eating. My pH seems to be high, but what do you guys think about these results?

12-04-2007, 08:55 PM
is this your first tank? I'm still on my first tank and I got too eager to put my fish in and did it too soon. They seemed fine for a while and then all of a sudden the ammonia and nitrite levels spiked and a couple fish died. It took about 2 months for my tank to completely cycle. I would just keep a really really close eye on it, and have a backup tank to put your fish in just in case any of the levels skyrocket.

12-04-2007, 09:02 PM
No, this isn't my first tank. I've had freshwater fish since 5th grade, but its all kinda new to me again because It used to be a salt water aquarium. I'm checking the water every 3-4 days.

12-04-2007, 10:19 PM
How big are the fish? Your stocking list contains some potential monsters. I have never owned Dovii but the more experienced members say that a 150gl is minimum for just 1 adult Dovii. From what I have read a male Dovii will get at least 15-18". Kinda crazy because the tank looks so big. Give it a while and those fish will grow into some beauties. As was stated in another post just keep watching the levels and a hospital tank is not a bad idea. Good luck with the set-up and keep us posted. Got any pics of the little guys?

12-04-2007, 10:35 PM
All the fish are about 3" now. The Flower Horn is the biggest(4.5"). Shouldn't I drop the pH? What about my Nitrite/Nitrate levels etc.?

12-05-2007, 03:32 AM
i wouldn't mess with the Ph yet. ammonia and nitrite are very toxic to fish and the levels you report are very stressful. 7.4 Ph isn't that far out for your fish. i would use some aquarium salt and amquel to help ease the effects of the hi nitrite and ammonia. just my opinion, but your stocking level is a bit high for a cycle so you may get even more of a spike. you can do water changes to bring the nitrite levels down but that will extend your cycle longer. be patient and watch things very close.

12-05-2007, 11:57 AM
Why shouldn't I mess with the pH yet? Shouldn't my pH be 7.0?

12-05-2007, 01:54 PM
A steady ph is more important. 7.5 is fine. Messing with the ph stresses your fish more when they're already stressed from the ammonia and nitrite. I would focus my energy on water quality at the moment.

12-06-2007, 02:28 PM
New results...

pH: 7.0
Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 1.0ppm
Nitrate: 10ppm