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post #1 of 14 Old 04-12-2008, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
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If I do a 50% water change, will my tank re-cycle?

If I do a 50% water change, will my tank re-cycle?...
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post #2 of 14 Old 04-12-2008, 08:01 PM
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Probably not, but why would you want to do one? Kinda shocky for the fish...

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post #3 of 14 Old 04-12-2008, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
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How much % do I need for a re-cycle?
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post #4 of 14 Old 04-12-2008, 08:12 PM
it shouldn't as long as you don't sweep the gravel too heavily.
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post #5 of 14 Old 04-12-2008, 08:14 PM
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Are you wanting to make your tank cycle again or are you just curious, there's no real set amount because it depends on what's in the tank and what the water quality is, etc, etc....

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post #6 of 14 Old 04-12-2008, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
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Well I swished around the gravel and cleaned the filter and yes, I want it to cycle.
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post #7 of 14 Old 04-12-2008, 08:18 PM
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Can I ask why, if you already have an established tank?

If you really want to, just take most of the water out, probably a good 70%.

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post #8 of 14 Old 04-12-2008, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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Why? Because I've added a lot of stuff I should've. I fed them way to much and I have a lot of waste in it. One big cleaning is going to help me start the process over and take it seriously this time.
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post #9 of 14 Old 04-12-2008, 10:06 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone else?
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post #10 of 14 Old 04-13-2008, 12:14 AM
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You should be changing 25% or so of the water weekly anyway.

If you are worried about it, change 25%, then 25% in two days.

The bacteria are not in the water column, but attached to the rocks, filter media, etc. Cleaning the waste out of your tank is only helpful.
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