well i dont have a protein skimmer because all of the ones that would fit in my tank are more of a hastle then they are worth.
im not sure if is a powerhead, i was told it was. the box says "hydor koralia circulation and wave pump"
i emailed my lfs
the same question and these were their responses:
I have treated my 25 gallon cube numerous times with Chemiclean and always wait till the 48 hour mark (I have actually waited longer, but only did a half dose). I would do a little more than a 20%, especially if you did the full recomended dose. We usually recommend starting with the half dose amount, but if you did the full dose, I would change out closer to 30%. And as long as your tank has surface agitation and the pumps are on, an airstone is not really necessary. I have never used one and my fish were completely unaffected by the whole process. If you do notice your fish acting funny or gasping for air, then get an airstone or simply take off your lid and get the pumps aimed toward the surface to get more oxygen in there. Also, if you have a skimmer, it will probably go crazy from the chemical, so you might have to delay turning that on another day or so. Hope this helps
There are many ways to use this product. Each person will have their own way that has worked in the past. I would try this as option #1
Treat tank at 1/2 suggested dose. Keep all power heads going to improve oxygen levels. An airstone is even better but not required in most cases.
After 24 hours do the water change and add fresh carbon. Turn skimmer back on but watch closely as it will foam like crazy.
If the slime wasn't completely killed follow the instructions on the package exactly as they are written.
The reason we like the 1/2 dosage and 24 hour treatment is because we have had tanks experience mass die offs when treated per the packages instructions. It doesn't happen every time but we haven't been able to figure out why it does happen.
As for your question I would water change today and add fresh carbon. Then I would evaluate whether the tank needs to be treated again in a few days.
they didnt tell me to use half the product at first so i treated with the whole product.
no im just confused about what to do..