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  1. Post Bi-Daily Routine


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    Hey, I'm still very early on into my cycling, but I think I've got the hang of it now.
    Here's what I've started doing, bi-daily:

    I check the ammonia levels in the tank. As long as it's not too high (above 0.25) I'll leave the tank till the next day to change the water.

    The next day, I change a certain percentage of water, given the ammonia/nitrite levels aren't too high the day before. I was thinking 25% would be the usual.

    Rinse and repeat. Literally.

    What do you guys think, am I doing this correctly?

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    Bi-daily = twice a day

    You are changing the water twice in one day?
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    When cycling with fish, you need to change the amount of water based on the test results with the goal of reducing the ammonia and/or nitrites to 0.25ppm or below. For example, if your ammonia is at 1ppm, then you need to complete a 75% water change to bring is back down to 0.25ppm

    I would suggest to check your parameters no less than once a day and change water as needed
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    Bi-daily = twice a day

    You are changing the water twice in one day?
    Oh sorry, I mean "Two-Day Routine"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff View Post
    When cycling with fish, you need to change the amount of water based on the test results with the goal of reducing the ammonia and/or nitrites to 0.25ppm or below. For example, if your ammonia is at 1ppm, then you need to complete a 75% water change to bring is back down to 0.25ppm

    I would suggest to check your parameters no less than once a day and change water as needed
    So I could very well end up changing the water once a day? That's a bit of a hassle, but very possible.

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    Yes, you very well end up changing water every day. This is why many people complete a fishless cycle.

    Just keep in mind you are doing it to keep your fish alive. That might help to make it seam less of a chore
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    When doing a fish-in cycle (whether to start a cycle, or having just learned about cycling), it is in the fish's best interest to change at least some water daily...as a guide for how much to change, check your params as Cliff suggested, and act accordingly.

    Water changes never hurt....and almost always certainly help...done the right way, and with the right conditioner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff View Post
    Yes, you very well end up changing water every day. This is why many people complete a fishless cycle.

    Just keep in mind you are doing it to keep your fish alive. That might help to make it seam less of a chore
    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    Water changes never hurt....and almost always certainly help...done the right way, and with the right conditioner.
    This is really good advice to keep in mind, thanks.

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    Keep us up to date on your progress
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