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newbie fishkeeper, basic 100ltr setup

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hello peoples,

I'm new to fishkeeping as an adult. My family was into it a bit when I was young but I don't remember a lot.

Have always liked aquariums and the like and was looking to get into a new hobby so I put together a basic setup.

!00ltr tank, 200w light, filter, couple of ornaments and most importantly, I've 15 Ender guppies of which 4 are male. Some of the females are pregnant I believe so they should be multiplying fairly quickly I believe.

Any tips, advice or anything at all appreciated.

Thanks

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what does that mean?

In order for the aquarium filter to process the toxic chemical products of fish and food waste (ammonia and also nitrite) into chemicals that are a lot safer it NEEDS to establish the necessary bacteria; it often takes about a month to complete and is called "cycling". If you add fish into a tank before this cycle process is completed they are exposed to these unprocessed and toxic chemicals and there's a good chance that they can die or become very sick. It's a very common mistake amongst new fish keepers

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I ran the filter with water ager 25ml for 100ltr for 1hr before putting the endler guppies in. the filter has recently been used for housing them I believe. hope they'll be OK! will be doing 20 percent water changes every 2 weeks. if there's anything I can do sooner please let me know

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I'd be getting a api master test kit and testing my water fairly often that filter is most likely not cycled therefore you will end up with an ammonia Spike this is what will kill your fish very quickly .... There are plenty of Quick fixes out there to lower your ammonia and regular water changes will help until the filter is properly cycled to handle your bio load Probably keep the food to a minimum ...

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