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  1. #1

    Default How soon can I add new cardinal tetras?


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    Just got back from my LFS and I got 10 cardinals at a buck 50 for my 30 gal cycled tank. Before the cardinals their was a pleco and catfish in there for years and the tank is cycled. I added the cardinals the other day and everything reads 0. My hope is to add 10 more asap as the cardinals are seasonal fish at my LFS. If every thing keeps reading 0 how long before I can add my other 10?

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    What kind of filter is on this 30?...I'd wait maybe a week before adding more, depending on the filtration
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    Filtration is good its got a 20 gallon hob and a canister filter that dose 300 gph I think.

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    are your nitrAtes at zero too?
    ask ?'s and change some water pair of JD's and loving it.

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    Yep its only been a day though so ill keep testing daily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eltylT View Post
    are your nitrAtes at zero too?
    trAtes should not be 0 in a cycled tank, but trItes should...
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    Just did a quick test strip your right trAtes are 20 ppm but trItes and ammonia are 0.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratsmax View Post
    Just did a quick test strip your right trAtes are 20 ppm but trItes and ammonia are 0.
    That's better...you may consider getting a liquid test kit, the strip's accuracy can be dicey sometimes
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    trAtes should not be 0 in a cycled tank, but trItes should...
    In a heavily planted tank, Nitrates may indeed be 0 in a cycled tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trillianne View Post
    In a heavily planted tank, Nitrates may indeed be 0 in a cycled tank.
    Heavily planted, yes, that is true....not sure if the OP has plants
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