09-29-2008, 11:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Mirta
Could you post a pic of the bubble? It sounds so unusual... The only bubble I have ever seen in a tank was from a filter's work but it was not big...
right now, i hardly see the bubbles, but there some like really tiny bubbles on the edges.. i don't my camera right now, if i can find it, i'll take a picture of it..
Originally Posted by Tyyrlym
I'm guessing you just changed over to the sump and immediately removed the old filter? If so you're cycling the tank again. Given the pH of the water African cichlids prefer it is INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT that you test the water daily and do a 50% water change anytime you get an ammonia or nitrite reading of 0.25 or greater.
Additionally there are some products to neutralize ammonia, I know Prime claims to, but I'll leave that for someone more experienced than I with them.
Now, if your old filter hasn't dried out or been rinsed in tap water you might have a bacterial colony left you could use to seed your bioballs and speed up the cycle.
i didn't use the old filter, i did made a new sump and have it cycled..
Originally Posted by jeaninel
The fact that you have 0 nitrates and show some ammonia confirms that your tank is cycling. As Tyyrlym suggested test the water every day and do frequent water changes to try to keep the ammonia under .25.
Not sure what is causing the bubble. Do you know what your Ph, Gh and Kh is?
ok, i will change the water every other day and will test the water everyday.. just to make sure.. 2nd day of testing the water after water change, below are the results:
above were the only available water testing that includes in the kit.. oh, i have one more, it's the HIGH RANGE pH.. if you guys wanna know what is the result, i will include that one on the 3rd day testing.. i just running out of time right now, i have to go to work..
thanks again guys for reading and responding.. appreciate it..