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Swoop 04-17-2018 08:32 PM

Hey. Tested my tank again. Ph is still at 6 (the lowest the test I have goes), Ammonia did spike a bit, not sure why, went from .25 to 1, nitrites at 0, nitrates at about a 40. Tap PH went from a 6.8 to a 6.6 (been sitting 4 days now). Doing a water change now. I did notice a bunch more sediment this time, than last time. Guessing thats because it was 2 extra days between water changes this time. I have another question (I know...I'm a noob) How often between cleaning my filter, and changing the filter. I have a biowheel, which I know I leave the wheel alone when I clean the filter, but I did notice some slime in the filter, and don't want it to build up too much. Also, the filter cartridge, how often do II replace it?

Thanks guys.

P.S. I just bought another tank! :P This one is a 50 gallon ( I gotta get the measurements, and the equation to find it out, odd shaped tank) I'm going to cycle it, and put my balas in it, I think. Not sure yet.

Swoop 04-22-2018 07:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Swoop (Post 7472138)
Hey. Tested my tank again. Ph is still at 6 (the lowest the test I have goes), Ammonia did spike a bit, not sure why, went from .25 to 1, nitrites at 0, nitrates at about a 40. Tap PH went from a 6.8 to a 6.6 (been sitting 4 days now). Doing a water change now. I did notice a bunch more sediment this time, than last time. Guessing thats because it was 2 extra days between water changes this time. I have another question (I know...I'm a noob) How often between cleaning my filter, and changing the filter. I have a biowheel, which I know I leave the wheel alone when I clean the filter, but I did notice some slime in the filter, and don't want it to build up too much. Also, the filter cartridge, how often do II replace it?

Thanks guys.

P.S. I just bought another tank! :P This one is a 50 gallon ( I gotta get the measurements, and the equation to find it out, odd shaped tank) I'm going to cycle it, and put my balas in it, I think. Not sure yet.


Damn guy sold the tank oout from under me...bastard!! Oh well! lol


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