11-20-2012, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Canadian Fish
I'm at home all day, and I still miss the occasional water change (like 5 of the 7 tanks just went 2 weeks between changes instead of 1. Oops)
But after that change, and I still only did 30%, all the nitrates were 10 and under.
Let me know how changing the substrate goes. What are you doing with the fish? Can they stay in there? I have GOT to change the substrate in my RTS/Amazon tank. Not because I want sand but because it is hideous. I assume it's going to be a huge pain getting the old substrate out.
I have always been told it is less stressful to do a substrate change with the fish out of the tank. So I always take them out and put them in a big tote. I also take any decor,plants, heater, and filter out and put them in the tote. It just makes it easier if everything is out of the tank. The swap is done had it done before I came to work. I will post pics and water parameters tomorrow. I have to go to a couple of stores tomorrow and see if I can find some "Pest" snails for food as the lil puffers are not taken to the bloodworms. I will also see if I can't find some live blackworms.