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Old 05-01-2006, 07:26 PM   #1
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29g cycling

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Have had my new 29g up for about a month now. pH around 7.5 (same as my 75g), ammonia has leveled out at 0, but NO2 is testing at around 1.6. I've done 2-3 partial water changes in the past couple weeks, yet the number is still high. What do you guys suggest? Do I still have some time to wait? Fish are 6 small rosy barbs, 1 swordtail and one turq. rainbow. Filter is a Penguin 200 and temp is 78 deg.

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Keep doing water changes. I would do them every day until you get that level down below 1.
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I'd have to agree to keep doing them if need be daily. Only way to get the numbers down.
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Yep, daily water changes to keep nitrites down. Your bacteria will catch up, and in the meantime you want to spare your fish the exposure to nitrite.
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Thanks, getting ready to do my second water change and test in as many days.
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