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Thread: newbie cycleing with fish in
05-10-2013, 11:13 PM #11
always test your water BEFORE the water change (personally i started a spreadsheet and kept track of everything that was tested & what i did in the tank). Repeat after me - I will not add any fish until fully cycled for two weeks, repeat as necessary :D
Most filter manufacturers test their filters gph when empty, adding the biological, chemical & mechanical media reduces the amount of water turned over (filtered) by about half. you can upgrade your filter or add another, personally i use a canister plus a hob filter.
Last edited by JudiJetson; 05-10-2013 at 11:20 PM._______________________________________________
05-10-2013, 11:18 PM #12
+ to JudiJ. Do not add any more fish until after your tank is fully cycled for at least 2 weeks.
Your goal while you are cycling, BTW, is to keep your ammonia and nitrites at .25 or under. anything above that requires a water change. You may or may not have nitrates yet. if they go above 20ppm, do a water change.
You may be making daily w/c during your cycle period - it all depends on your A Ni and Na readings.
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05-11-2013, 04:43 PM #13