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post #11 of 13 Old 03-02-2010, 06:53 AM
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+1 on batman and 1077, i have kept a mesh bag full of gravel layered under my new gravel for 3 weeks....no mini-cyle...Eric is also right, with your plants and pwc, you'll be alright Lisa!
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post #12 of 13 Old 03-02-2010, 08:33 AM
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post #13 of 13 Old 03-02-2010, 08:33 AM Thread Starter
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I forgot to mention, I did fill up a nylon stocking with the old gravel. I didn't bury it, I just let it sink to the bottom and it is sitting on top of the new gravel. Maybe it wasn't enough.

This morning I had 0 ammonia and still .25 nitrite. Yesterday morning I had .50 nitrite. Looks like it's slowly getting better. No fish were gasping at the top for air and all fish were accounted for this morning. I did a small pwc (about 10%) just to hold them over until I get home from work. I will probably do 30%-40% again tonight. My main goal is obviously not to lose any fish, whether that means doing 1 pwc or 10 pwc's.
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