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TrashmanNYC 12-01-2007 01:46 AM

46G levels
 
well I finally got my 46g bow set up today.....I upgraded from a 20G hex.......I transferred the water, the gravel, some of the decorations, the fish (2 tiger barbs, 1 red fin shark), and I stuck the foam piece from the old filter into the new filter............
I checked the levels tonight and the #'s were:
Ammonia 0
Nitrite 0
Nitrate 10ppm
Ph 7.5

Is that normal? Did i check them too early? should I wait a few days and check it again?
When should I add fish and what kind do you recomend?

Sorry for all of the questions, but im learning........
Thanks.............
Robb

Lupin 12-01-2007 02:06 AM

You'll be fine with it. Just do water changes the moment you detect ammonia and nitrites. Test them daily.:)

TrashmanNYC 12-01-2007 02:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lupin
Test them daily.:)

for how long?

Lupin 12-01-2007 02:18 AM

One week would be good.


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