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New Tank! First Water Change?
Old 05-04-2008, 11:20 AM   #1
 
New Tank! First Water Change?

I started a new 47-gallon bow front tank about a week ago. Last night we added 9 fish and one of them had a fry so we now have 10 fish. I cannot remember when I did the first water change with my 20-gallon since it is getting close to a year now. I realize my tank still has to cycle, but when is it appropriate to do the first water change in a new tank?

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Old 05-04-2008, 11:49 AM   #2
 
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Since you've added so many fish to an uncycled tank, you're going to have to do frequent water changes. Keep an eye on your water parameters and do a 25% water change every time to ammonia/nitrites start to get high. You'll probably have to do one every few days. It will definitely help to 'seed' your new tank with substrate/decorations/filter media from your already cycled tank.
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Old 05-05-2008, 11:00 PM   #3
 
Not sure what it was, but I went to take a pic and it is gone now. She is all cleared up. Thank heavens!

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Old 05-05-2008, 11:01 PM   #4
 
Oops - wrong post. I was trying to post to a different topic and somehow got to this one.
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