Thread: Finally finished cycle!
08-12-2014, 07:05 PM #1
Finally finished cycle!
So I've finally finished cycling with fish. (At least I'm pretty sure I'm cycled) After months of frequent water changes what a relief! here's my test results (API master kit):
Ph 7.6 on the low 7.4 high
Ammonia 0 Nitrite 0 Nitrate 20ppm
Here's my questions, once my nitrate starts creeping to 40ppm how do I lower it? Small water change?
Also, can I add real plants now?Using Tapatalk
08-12-2014, 07:09 PM #2
08-12-2014, 07:11 PM #3Banned Red Arowana
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+1 to above, and marimo moss balls, and hornwort are what you should start with, both do fine with any light.
08-12-2014, 07:28 PM #4
Like Slap said, the usual WC schedule around here is 50% weekly water changes. I'll get bored some nights and do a second one just for the heck of it.Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.
You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.
08-25-2014, 02:29 AM #5
Lately, whenever I do a water change all of these particles and cotton-y looking things float around everywhere. I tried to suck it all up but it was impossible. I rinsed the filter cartridge in dirty water bucket the time before this. Any tips?Using Tapatalk