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post #1 of 5 Old 02-10-2009, 08:02 AM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Adding a large peice of driftwood today...

Hello! Hello!
I am taking out a small piece of driftwood from my 32g today and also three brazil swords (they are not really aquatic plants!)
I am replacing these with a much larger peice of driftwood that has been soaking in dechlorinated water for the past week....
At this same time I am also taking out a little bit of bigger substrate and replacing with finer substrate and planting 5 or 6 new plants.......

Does anyone think all of this plus a water change afterwards will drastically effect my water param's???
Not getting to it for about another hour and just curious to see what people think...

My 5foot, 56g Tank
2 Madagascar, 2 Bosemi and 1 Millenium Rainbowfish
9 Tiger Barbs
1 Weater Loach, 6 Zebra Loaches
1 Rainbow Shark
1 Raphael Catfish
My 55g
1 Siamese Algae Eater
11 Otocinclus
4 Burmese Zebra Loaches
1 Black Angelfish
1 Banjo Catfish
Lots of shrimp
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4 Peppered Corydora, 1 Green Corydora
2 Wood Shrimp
3 Red Eye Tetra
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post #2 of 5 Old 02-10-2009, 11:04 PM
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What are your KH and GH? If your hardness levels are high, then don't worry about your water chemistry alterred because pH won't once it is stabilized by the high KH.

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post #3 of 5 Old 02-11-2009, 07:27 AM
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Doesn't sound like this should be a problem.
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post #4 of 5 Old 02-11-2009, 02:18 PM
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Just keep an eye on your water parameters for a week or so after switching your substrate to make sure you don't have a mini cycle.

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post #5 of 5 Old 02-11-2009, 04:45 PM
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sounds like a nice change is going to be happening.
i'm with the others too.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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