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post #11 of 17 Old 10-25-2008, 08:36 AM
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hello and welcome. :)
the guys are helping wonderfully :) i'm just wondering
how you began to cycle the tank in the first place
as i see the readings you have as Batman says shows the tank
is not cycled?
that's why you lost the fish you had.
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post #12 of 17 Old 11-02-2008, 07:59 PM Thread Starter
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i've finally got my tank to 0 ammonia and 0 nitrite. I began my cycle with my danio's in it, i know mistake number 1 buying fish as soon as i got my tank but we all gotta learn. Somehow the little guys have survived. But as far as how i began my cycle i didn't add anything to it as far as chemicals go. I just let it sit with my danio's in it and cycle naturally.
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post #13 of 17 Old 11-03-2008, 03:51 AM
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hi
leave the tank with the fish you have for a couple of weeks,
then after a water change,you could add a couple of fish at atime.
keep testing the water as you go,then you'll know if anything is
going wrong.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #14 of 17 Old 11-04-2008, 10:27 AM Thread Starter
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Well i got so excited that i had finally got my tank to normal water parameters that i had already added a couple of platy's hopefully this won't affect my tank too much. I am however gonna continue to do probably a 10% water change once a week and obviously continue to test my water.
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post #15 of 17 Old 11-04-2008, 01:25 PM
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well,i hope that all goes well for you. :)
keep in touch and let us know how you get on.
:)

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #16 of 17 Old 11-15-2008, 10:07 AM Thread Starter
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I just wanna thank everyone who helped me out. My tank parameters are grerat now and i'm in the habit of doing a 10% weekly water change. I was wondering however if i should do a 25% water change once a month?
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post #17 of 17 Old 11-15-2008, 10:25 AM
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If you do 15-20% water changed a week then theres no need to do an extra big one once a month.

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