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post #11 of 35 Old 02-01-2007, 01:34 PM
if you are changing everything submersed in the filter (the filter media bag) you will need to recycle the tank all over again, and every time you change the filter, its another cycle. IMO get a filter that has separate compartments and at least once compartment that you wont change
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post #12 of 35 Old 02-01-2007, 03:03 PM
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What kind of filter are you using? If there is a sponge of some kind in there don't change that as it is where most of your beneficial bacteria live. The carbon however can be changed without adversely affecting the rest of the tank.
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post #13 of 35 Old 02-01-2007, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
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I obviously wouldn't change where beneficial bacteria is. I was referring to the carbon.
Today will be the 4 week mark. So I guess anytime between now and the 6 week mark would be okay.
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post #14 of 35 Old 02-01-2007, 08:56 PM
yes that would be fine to change the carbon now, what would be even better is to not use carbon since carbon is just a cover-up for mistakes. Obviously keep some carbon on hand but dont use any in the tank until needed. But then again it is your choice
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post #15 of 35 Old 02-01-2007, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
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I forgot to mention this earlier.
I took a closer look at my tank, and I'm pretty sure I saw diatoms on some stuff.
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post #16 of 35 Old 02-01-2007, 10:18 PM
that may be a good sign, my diatoms started growing 3 days before i had finished cycling, the diatoms will go away in time but only to be taken over by green algae.
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post #17 of 35 Old 02-04-2007, 12:06 PM
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Well I'm obviously going to continue testing the water. I was just hoping it would be ready now or at least soon.
SUch a big tank with little danios is boring:-/ It's nice, but I'm so ready to add a few more exciting fish.
I'll keep an eye out bio spira or stress zyme. In the meantime I'll keep testing and anticipating.
I hear you there! My 3 little tiger barbs make my 26 gallon tank look empty.

26 gallon bow-front | 4 Angelfish (2 black, 2 black/white) | 1 Sailfin Plecostomus (Liposarcus multiradiatus)
15 gallon rectangle | 5 Tiger barbs (3 striped, 2 albino)
1 gallon bowl | 1 Male Betta (Red)
1 gallon bowl | 1 Male Betta (White/Blue)
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post #18 of 35 Old 02-04-2007, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
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The diatoms are very very noticeable now.
I can't wait to add more, get some more life in there!
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post #19 of 35 Old 02-04-2007, 09:11 PM
ok well you should be done cycling soon, have you decided what to get next?
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post #20 of 35 Old 02-04-2007, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah , I had a list of narrowed down choices... Was awhile ago though, and I haven't looked at it recently. lol Once I find it, I'll post it;)
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