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  1. #1

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    So Im considering rehoming my current fish due to normally compatable fish killing eachother, and multiple attempts to fix the issue. My questions are...

    Should I recycle my tank, if the time there are no fish in my tank is only a few days?

    Once I remove my current fish, how do I go about adding fish to the tank to prevent a mini cycle?

    if I do a complete water change between rehoming the old fish, and adding the new fish, will this throw my tank into crazyness?!

    it may just be simpler to ask how do I go about this? Thanks ya'll!

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    You will need to recycle the whole tank if it's gonna run for more than a day without fish in it. The BB in your filter will die-off approx. 24 hours without ammonia to eat.

    You might wanna try to cycle the tank with some pure ammonia before adding the fish again. Or just find pure ammonia and add a few drops for each day that there's no fish in the tank so that the BB has some ammonia to eat.

    Does this make sense?
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    Yeah I guess, but i figured the BB would survive on any waste in the tank for at least a few days... I will have to grab some ammonia. couldnt I just add food in the tank, creating ammonia? I know its messier, but a good gravel cleaning would fix that!

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    It will take days before the fish food rots and create ammonia.
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    There is no evidence that bacteria only lives 24 hours. Is there some reason you can not get rid of the current fish and the next day get the new fish?

    What kind of fish do you have that is causing all the problems?

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