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    Quote Originally Posted by AmazonJoe View Post
    I just bought the sunsun. I took the media out and washed it in a bucket of primed water then switched it right over to the canister. I believe the circulation for sunsun is 264GPH or so according to Marineland the emperor 400 is 400GPH but I doubt that's accurate
    Why not old tank water?
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    Just wanted to rinse the media clean could of used tank water. I placed an ammonia alert in the tank right after the swap it didn't register had it in for about 3 day.

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    Gonna check params after that WC in 24 hours?
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    Yea I always wonder what they were prior to WC lol but with the fishes behavior I knew something was off. Now I'm sitting watching the tank and I notice now the BNP all over the place wood,glass and plants before during feeding I didn't see it which actually is not normal lol. He was munching on the darn panda.

    The rams color is also a good indicator they are getting better all ready after the WC

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmazonJoe View Post
    Yea I always wonder what they were prior to WC Me too, and I never remember to check, lol...would only take a minute to pull samples to test later

    The rams color is also a good indicator they are getting better all ready after the WC Good to hear
    Sorry for the one cory loss, it happens as you know every now and then, with no answer as to why
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    Well sometimes change if even a small one can have a big impact then the chain reaction of the dead fish fowling the water but luckily I keep a keen eye and noticed.

    I don't test my water for ammonia everyday or very often for that matter. I check nitrates weekly however.
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    I would think that most of us do not check ammonia very often once the tank is stable. I know that I don't . I do always check it frequently after adding new stock. But this is a good reminder to all of us that it is important to check it after any change in filters, scaping, etc.
    I"m sorry that you lost a panda but glad you noticed other changes in a very timely manner and were able to take quick action.
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    Being honest - I dont even check when setting up a fresh tank anymore... Let alone nitrates... I do 3x a week 50% water changes just like I did for discus breeding. I have found that long term, the fresh water aids growth of my fry and smaller fish I bring in. With all that being said, someone who does 25% weekly, id be a tad more concerned.

    Even for a fishless cycle anymore I throw 4ml per 55g and let it do its thing for a week, 100% water change and add fish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmazonJoe View Post
    The rams color is also a good indicator they are getting better all ready after the WC
    You would think that if anything is sensitive to a bump or change like this the rams would be.

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