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What fish to get next? MISSING FISH RE-APPEARS!!!!
don't use chemicals to clean the tank.. sure.. you could get away with diluted chlorine but you have to rinse it really really well.. take a hose to it.. better to just use a razor blade on gunk stuck to it and hose it out with water.
Skar now has a 20g. I've never seen amonia in a tank before.. even with poor filteration.. bacteria quickly builds and turns it into nitrite...
Skar.. did you get those test strips I told you about? that can read nitrite and nitrate? at 1 week its possible your tank is cycled, but with your 20gallon aquaclear HOB filter I doubt it.. you should check it.. I'm sure you have high Nitrite or Nitrate at this point..
It took about 2 weeks for my tank to get through its first cycle (Ammonia to nitrite to nitrate to ... whatever isn't toxic to fish anymore) once it's fully cycled and with proper filteration you wont really see nitrite or nitrate anymore. until you add more bio load such as a new fish to the tank.
anyway.. test the water throw a few more tiger barbs in there.. and if it its at 0 you can get a nice little school of like 7-10 neons.. i like the orange+blue fish look.
You might want to pick up a 2nd filter.. that first one is barely adequate for a lightly stocked 20 gal... which is where you are at now.. adding anymore fish means you'll need more filteration.. IMO.. some people do fine w/o some people can't seem to keep fish alive.
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