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  1. #1

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    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?
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    Weekly PWC's of about 50% should keep trAtes in check...

    Yes, plant away!...and congrats on the cycle
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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.
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    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.

  5. #5

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    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?
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