His my tank already cycled?
Two days ago, I set up a new 45 gallon fluval bow tank (it's my biggest tank yet, i'm excited!!). I've added fluval bio enhancer (or whatever it's caller) and a filter media from an already established tank. I've also "fed" the tank, by adding flaked food, to create ammonia and feed the bacterias.
Today, I tested the water for the first time. The results are:
Is the tank already cycled?
If so, I will slowly start to add fish, starting with the hardiest. What fish should I add first, knowing that the stocking will be:
2 pearl gouramis
3-4 honey gouramis
10 lemon or cardinal tetras
7 panda or albino corys
Maybe also a few amano shrimps
(Also, is that stocking too big for the tank)
So to summarize (I know, it's a lot of questions)
1.Is my tank cycled?
2.What fish should I add first?
3.Is this too much fish for the tank?
In case of an ammonia spike, I always have Prime on hand.