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Old 02-10-2014, 02:06 PM   #1
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Water Change for the first time

When do I do my first water change the tank been up and running since 2-7
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When your cycle finishes do a water change
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You will need to monitor it with a test kit. Checking for ammonia, nitrite and nitrate.
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It's only been running 3 days? Is this a fish in cycle?
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Are there already fish in the tank?
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Yes two cheep one
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I would suggest returning them and doing a fishless cycle of the tank. Otherwise you are going to need to test your ammonia daily and do a 50% water change to keep the ammonia no higher than .25ppm. This could be as often as daily.
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If you can I would take the fish out and let the tank cycle, if not you will need lots of ro-di water and salt on hand to do wc's when ammonia gets above .25ppm
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