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Old 02-17-2005, 11:46 AM   #1
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When to do water change on a cycling tank?

The ammonia has been off the chart for about 4 days now. Cycling with dead/live rock - good looking porous stuff, but no life. That's the usual from my LFS. Big tank, cured and uncured rock, with high ammonia.

On mine now, there is a CPR bakbak running, heater @ about 76 degrees, with a PH running in a 40g breeder.

Anyway, should I begin changing water now? What % and how often (or w/certain indicators).

Don't want to delay the cycle, but want to do what's recommended on the changes
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If there is no life on the rock than just wait it out and do a good change after ammonia and nitrites hit zero. This change will reduce accumulated nitrates. I recommend 25% but others say up to 50%.
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Wait untill the cycle is done then do the water change
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Wait untill the cycle is done then do the water change
I think he got it after the first, second and especially the third time

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