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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocksor View Post
    There's no point in really using it long term since it degrades in less than 24 hours.
    Pardon my lack of knowledge on big English words, but does "degrade" mean that the peroxide will disappear in the water and I do not need to do a water change right away?

  2. #22


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    Quote Originally Posted by madagascariensis View Post
    You can start with 3% peroxide, 6% peroxide, 100% peroxide, it doesn't really matter. What matters is that the end amount of peroxide you put into the tank stays the same. That basically means that you'll be adding more 3% peroxide than if you had bought 100% peroxide, of which you'd add very little. It's all simple math, basically.
    Someone mentioned that it is okay to use 5ml of 3% peroxide instead of 10ml. Can I do the same for 3.5%, or maybe 4ml Just to be safe?

  3. #23


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    Quote Originally Posted by mermaidwannabe View Post
    What have been your parameters PRIOR to changing the water? From what you've posted, it appears that tank has already cycled with 0 ammonia, 0 nitrites and nitrates of only 5ppm. If those are accurate and consistent, you're good to go.
    If the filter came with the tank, it may already have cycled media in it, from previous usage. That would explain why your parameters have stayed consistently good. If it's a new filter with new media, I suggest you obtain some cycled media from your LFS and put it in there. That would help speed up the cycling.
    Okay, I am back with the parameters prior to the water change. As you know I haven't cycled the tank beforehand, but my results came back as this??? Don't the parameters usually appear wonky if the tank is not cycled and a water change has not been done?

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