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post #1 of 5 Old 10-04-2013, 10:17 AM Thread Starter
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Ammonia and NO3 Rising.

Just switched to a canister filter;it has filter pads and ceramic filter rings(140). My old filter was marineland bio wheel 350.
I have never had ammonia(after cycling) and it has been about 5-6 months since I have had my tank setup with fish.
My water is a bit cloudy white from the sand.
I do not overfeed and am not overstocked/ Have done 3 water changes in the past 48 hrs.
My ammonia is about 0.25-0.50
My NO3 is about 20 ppm


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post #2 of 5 Old 10-04-2013, 11:10 AM
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Did you transfer any media from your previous established filter? If not then you've likely started a new cycle.
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post #3 of 5 Old 10-04-2013, 11:20 AM Thread Starter
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Ahhhh... I forgot about that and then put the bio wheels in the tank about 15 hrs later.. Can i stick the 2 filter pads from the old filter(very dirty) in the canister filter?or would that make things worse?
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post #4 of 5 Old 10-04-2013, 11:23 AM
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Ahhhh... I forgot about that and then put the bio wheels in the tank about 15 hrs later.. Can i stick the 2 filter pads from the old filter(very dirty) in the canister filter?or would that make things worse?
It's worth a try. Highly doubt it would make it worse. Likely it will still be ok if they didn't dry out too much.
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post #5 of 5 Old 10-04-2013, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
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They have been in another tank,so they have not even dried out ! Hope it works . Thanks!
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