08-07-2006, 03:20 AM
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You told me to get 2 50W heaters, its sayin in the sitcky to turn the heat upto 80 would I turn both on 80?
Yes. Both heaters.
Also after cycle is done its says change 80% of the water do i need to re-dechlorinate, add anymore amonia?
Dechlorinate the water of course. Chlorine and chloramine can kill the beneficial bacteria thus you'll be forced to repeat the cycle again.
After cycling, no need to add ammonia. Just buy your first fish and their wastes will turn into ammonia which will eventually be converted by bacteria to nitrites, then nitrates.
With high nitrates, it can be remedied by adding plants like the elodeas and hornworts or do another water change(again dechlorinated).
Pls add your fish in a gradual manner so that the filter can also gradually adjust to the bioload.:)