Koston Posted September 27, 2012 Share Posted September 27, 2012 Had to take my saltwater down, too time-consuming. Couldn't stand the thought of not having any fish in my room after having them for about 7 years, so I got me a tiny 3gallonish freshwater. I set it up on Saturday with good water, the subtrate, pump, little filtration system... how long do I have to wait to put some fish in there? I only have my saltwater test kit but I was able to use the ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate tests, all are at 0, well the nitrate is somewhere inbetween 0 and 5 ppm. Obviously, I'm pretty sure the pH is gonna be fine but I'm about to run to pick up some of those tests. I put in some Nutrafin Cycling stuff the first day of setting up (Saturday) but haven't put in anything else since then. No tester fish or anything. I was thinking since the levels are OK and this isnt as complicated as saltwater I was good to put my fish in. Just getting really basic tiny fish like guppies and stuff, and it will be with live plants. Am I good to go or am I waiting for some big boom of bacteria that may have not happened yet (this is the first time I've tested anything) P.S. no tapwater in this, only the nice freshwater from LFS Link to comment
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