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Old 12-23-2011, 08:02 PM   #21
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Ok. I thought nitrates weren't bad? Ammonia and nitrite are bad? I just have nitrate readings. I'm going to do a water change next week. Anything else I should be looking for? Should I still test everyday? What about filter floss? Should I change that out? Times per week? Month?
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Should I leave my filter floss in? Or should I change the pad to a new one? It's been there for 5 weeks. ??? Help...
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Don't change the pads until they are falling apart. Just rinse in a bucket of used tank water when you do your water change.
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Ok so when I do my water change next week I can clean them in the old tank water and then put them back on the egg crate?
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Yep and when you see it falling apart stick another pad in there for at least a week before you throw the old one away. This way the old pad will seed the new one with bacteria.
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Underneath the old one?
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