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Wiggles tank
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Amonia remains unchanged after a few days so just a waiting game at the moment. Went and bought an Amazon sword for the tank though (mainly as excuse to go look at the fish)
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You need an excuse?! Wink Big Grin
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...get someone else to do it! Big Grin

Enjoy your fish, shrimps and snails!
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Wiggles Wrote:Went and bought an Amazon sword for the tank though (mainly as excuse to go look at the fish)

Make sure the Amazon sword is thoroughly rinsed and that no snails or snails eggs are attached.
Sometimes it's good to give them a bleach solution dip and a thorough rinse if purchased from the LFS (local fish store).
I only buy plants from good sources such as Aquarium Gardens or Aqua Essentials as they normally come snail free and without the use of pesticides.

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I had already put it in the tank before I read that but will remember for next time, it was in a tank for plants only so hopefully all is good.

After starting to lose hope anything was happening the tests came back as very little amonia and higher levels of nitrite and nitrate today 

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If all goes well with the tests then I should be adding some fish soon  Big Grin

Advice on numbers of each fish and which to add first would be appreciated 

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Marbled hatchetfish
Honey gourami
Bolivian ram
Bristoenose pleco
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Remember to top the ammonia back up to 2ppm now its hitting 0ppm, keep repeating this until you have 3 days of 0 ammonia and 0 nitrite, where the bacteria/munchers are dealing with 2ppm ammonia in 24hours and no nitrites are present. Then its big water change before you go fish shopping Smile
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The nitrites will stay high for around 10 days before they drop suddenly to zero. Wink
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Thanks guys been topping the amonia up and it's been dropping away and nitrite is going up and down a bit but still high so hopefully will be sorted soon.
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