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  1. #1

    Default can i preform a water change 1 day after adding fish.


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    as some of you now i got a German ram yesterday.
    this is my 8th day without a water change.
    can i do one now or is it to stressful for my ram.
    my nitrate is reaching 10-20.
    i know how that can be lethal to a ram.
    can it wait till tomorrow or should i do a water change now

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    even a small one like 20-25%

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    He is stressed already, No point in him having to go through that stress in marginal conditions. With a little thought you could have done this before he arrived instead of moving him into a dirty house

    Small WC are almost useless [As a 'one time' thing - You have to do them VERY regularly]. Do a full on WC and give him some nice fresh water .
    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

    A warm beer is better than a cold beer. Because nothing is better than a cold beer, and a warm beer is better than nothing.

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    I wasn't aware "20" Nitrates was lethal to anything, I know it's not for Seahorses and delicate corals. Mine almost never reach 20, but it has once or twice gone to 30 when I had to go away, so I was surprised to see that written. What's done is done and you caught it in time so I won't lecture you. Now you know. If you have the water available, right temperature, de-chlorinated and right pH, you can change as much as you like preferably more than 40%. Syphon off the water by doing a good substrate cleaning at the same time, that will drop your Nitrates to negligible levels in no time. And you can do daily's if you so choose to get it down to zero...
    Life is tough, it's even tougher if your stupid.
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    i was jut guessing. usually after 7 days my nitrate is at 10. i said 10-20 because i don't know. so i will do a 30% water change now. and every week a 25%. just forgot to do one yesterday. should've i know

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfdog View Post
    I wasn't aware "20" Nitrates was lethal to anything
    That's because it's not :)

    There's so much fear mongering that goes on online, it's no surprise that the OP is concerned for the fish's life.
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    Plants love nitrates. Why not use those instead of changing your water all the time?

    Quote Originally Posted by vafa View Post
    as some of you now i got a German ram yesterday.
    this is my 8th day without a water change.
    can i do one now or is it to stressful for my ram.
    my nitrate is reaching 10-20.
    i know how that can be lethal to a ram.
    can it wait till tomorrow or should i do a water change now

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    Vafa, I would do at least a 50% W/C regardless. And I'd do about the same weekly. Fresh water is always good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrannyFlats View Post
    Plants love nitrates. Why not use those instead of changing your water all the time?
    I agree with adding plants. But even with a fully planted tank, you should still do regular water changes. Plants need...I guess nutrients...from clean water. You can't just plop in some plants and then never change the water again.

    As for advice for the OP. Go ahead and do a water change. As long as the parameters of the water are right (temp, pH, etc.) it's not going to stress the fish.

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    Plant nutrients do not come from "clean" water.
    Why can't you just plop in some plants and not change the water? You must have a clue as to why you are doing it? Please explain. Surely you are not changing the water just because everyone else is doing it?


    Quote Originally Posted by lbagby View Post
    I agree with adding plants. But even with a fully planted tank, you should still do regular water changes. Plants need...I guess nutrients...from clean water. You can't just plop in some plants and then never change the water again.

    As for advice for the OP. Go ahead and do a water change. As long as the parameters of the water are right (temp, pH, etc.) it's not going to stress the fish.

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