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post #1 of 8 Old 08-07-2007, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
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first water change

well today i did a 25% change and here are the results

pH-7.4
Ammonia-0
Nitrite-2.0
Nitrate-5.0


how are things looking
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post #2 of 8 Old 08-07-2007, 09:57 PM
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You want zero nitrites in the end.;) Since you have fish in your tank, frequent water changes are needed to maintain the ammonia and nitrites at zero. Do a water change on daily basis.

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post #3 of 8 Old 08-07-2007, 10:07 PM Thread Starter
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daily how much should i change? 25%? do i test the water each day also?
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daily how much should i change? 25%? do i test the water each day also?
25% is okay. Yes, you have to monitor your water parameters regularly.

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post #5 of 8 Old 08-07-2007, 10:30 PM Thread Starter
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ok i was just wondering so once i get 0 nitrites for a week will i be fine? or does it have to be 2 weeks?
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ok i was just wondering so once i get 0 nitrites for a week will i be fine? or does it have to be 2 weeks?
The time cycling finishes will vary. You want zero ammonia and nitrites in the end with nitrates not exceeding 40 ppm.

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post #7 of 8 Old 08-07-2007, 10:47 PM Thread Starter
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post #8 of 8 Old 08-07-2007, 11:33 PM
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Yes, once you see zero (0) nitrites and ammonia for 1 week the cycle should be over.
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