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lowering nitrites and nitrates?
Old 05-10-2007, 02:22 PM   #21
 
got a quick question. so while im waiting for the nitrites to go down and there is no ammonia in the tank, will the ammonia eating bacteria die. because there is no fish in the tank producing ammonia for it to eat.
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Old 05-10-2007, 06:13 PM   #22
 
add some food even tho theres no fish just a little
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Old 05-10-2007, 06:15 PM   #23
 
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add some food even tho theres no fish just a little or go out and buy cheap little fish
I don't recommend adding cheap little fish. They may not be much of a financial loss to you, but it's not fair for them to suffer just because they're inexpensive.

Use fish food, a small amount each day as if you were feeding a fish.
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Old 05-12-2007, 01:43 PM   #24
 
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got a quick question. so while im waiting for the nitrites to go down and there is no ammonia in the tank, will the ammonia eating bacteria die. because there is no fish in the tank producing ammonia for it to eat.
Yes I would add some a tiny bit of food to keep the cycle going, or if the tank is free of fish you can even add a little bit of pure ammonia.
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