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tyler12345 04-12-2008 07:57 PM

If I do a 50% water change, will my tank re-cycle?
 
If I do a 50% water change, will my tank re-cycle?...

Flashygrrl 04-12-2008 08:01 PM

Probably not, but why would you want to do one? Kinda shocky for the fish...

tyler12345 04-12-2008 08:03 PM

How much % do I need for a re-cycle?

herefishy 04-12-2008 08:12 PM

it shouldn't as long as you don't sweep the gravel too heavily.

Flashygrrl 04-12-2008 08:14 PM

Are you wanting to make your tank cycle again or are you just curious, there's no real set amount because it depends on what's in the tank and what the water quality is, etc, etc....

tyler12345 04-12-2008 08:16 PM

Well I swished around the gravel and cleaned the filter and yes, I want it to cycle.

Flashygrrl 04-12-2008 08:18 PM

Can I ask why, if you already have an established tank?

If you really want to, just take most of the water out, probably a good 70%.

tyler12345 04-12-2008 09:26 PM

Why? Because I've added a lot of stuff I should've. I fed them way to much and I have a lot of waste in it. One big cleaning is going to help me start the process over and take it seriously this time.

tyler12345 04-12-2008 10:06 PM

Anyone else?

Elahrairah 04-13-2008 12:14 AM

You should be changing 25% or so of the water weekly anyway.

If you are worried about it, change 25%, then 25% in two days.

The bacteria are not in the water column, but attached to the rocks, filter media, etc. Cleaning the waste out of your tank is only helpful.


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