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post #11 of 13 Old 09-08-2006, 09:52 PM
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and how do you maintain 0 ammonia and nitrates WHILE cycling with fish if you arent supposed to do water changes? im a little confused...
you dont. some fish are considered "good starter fish". these are fish that can tolerate higher levels of ammonias and nitrites than most. You should also plan to lose fish when cycing with fish as some will perish. Best bet to boost the cycle is to bag up your old filter media and bring it to her house. Squeeze the filter media out into her filter (yes, nasty green and brown gook included) this will introduce large quantities of the necessary bacterias into her tank.

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post #12 of 13 Old 09-08-2006, 10:02 PM Thread Starter
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my tank is only a week older than hers...and my tank is pristine..i dont think i could squeeze and green goolglies out of my filter...anyways...so water changes during cycling is ok? thats is what she should do to keep ammonia levels down?

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With fish in the tank, of course, you should maintain zero ammonia and nitrites via water changes.
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