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post #1 of 4 Old 11-16-2007, 11:52 AM Thread Starter
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Ammonia level

I recently changed my goldfish to a 55 gallon. Currently we have 3 goldfish in there. The tank has been running for over two weeks and we're using stress zyme to accelerate the bio filter.

The ammonia tested 0.5 yesterday. Should I do anything at this point, or should I wait one more week to see if the bio filter is established? Or is it safer to change 25% of the tank water?
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post #2 of 4 Old 11-16-2007, 01:16 PM
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I would definitely change 25%-50% of the water (I do my cycled tank weekly, before it cycled I did a change every 3-4 days)

Beyond that, I just waited mine out... I know adding the ammonia reduction chemicals and what not can be more trouble than theyre worth

Hopefully someone else comes back with somemore advice :)

Oh! and if you have anotehr tank with some extra biomedia, you could borrow some to help cycle this tank. And don't add any fish until it cycles

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post #3 of 4 Old 11-16-2007, 05:15 PM
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I would definitely change 25%-50% of the water (I do my cycled tank weekly, before it cycled I did a change every 3-4 days)

Beyond that, I just waited mine out... I know adding the ammonia reduction chemicals and what not can be more trouble than theyre worth

Hopefully someone else comes back with somemore advice :)

Oh! and if you have anotehr tank with some extra biomedia, you could borrow some to help cycle this tank. And don't add any fish until it cycles

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post #4 of 4 Old 11-23-2007, 08:09 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you guys for helping! I already changed 25% of the water, and should be doing another one in a few days! :)
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