Tiger barb amount.

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dwilson28 replied the topic: Tiger barb amount.

thx but was also wondering bout the filter aspect
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Rocksor replied the topic: Tiger barb amount.

A filter pad won't cause a nitrite spike. A nitrite spike results in there being a lot of ammonia in the aquarium. Ammonia occurs because of too much waste in the aquarium accumulates for the bacteria to consume.
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think the green fake plastic i think grass is affecting my tank and i got gravel too , my filters not all the way ycled maybe 2 weeks , does the spike have to do with maybe my gravel and fake plants? i gravel vaced the tank atleast 4-5 since i had the jd n oscar , but oscars now passed n i got the tigers barbs, idk whats making the ammonia cause i waterchange alot n did get algea scrubber and gravel vac
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Rocksor replied the topic: Tiger barb amount.

No, decorations do not affect the cycle.

Cycling takes about 6-8 weeks with fish in it.
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i know but is it spiking from my ammonia from my decors ?
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Tiger barb amount.

As stated, decor not an issue. You are not yet producing enough bacteria to convert the ammonia. Water changes to maintain good levels


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ok and i know one full grown jd is for a 40 or so but hes like an inch so i have him n 4 barbs in my 40g and my filtration atm is filter from the kit its actually a 38 gal aqueon kit, do u guys think this is okay for now and how long ?
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Rocksor replied the topic: Tiger barb amount.

Either 4-6 months or when he starts to attack the barbs, whichever comes first.
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Gaarakilla19 replied the topic: Tiger barb amount.

is it possible to add anymore barbs to make them less aggressive to the 2 smaller ones of the 4?
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dwilson28 replied the topic: Tiger barb amount.

do you think 12 barbs would be fine with JD until i move him?
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