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Old 01-11-2017, 03:34 PM   #11
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Old 01-11-2017, 03:35 PM   #12
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I also didn't know about adding amonia to the tank. I was told to just run the tank. good old pet smart.
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Yeah this is what I'm reading. Pet smart told me to run the tank for at least a week but we did for a month because we didn't know what fish we wanted.
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Old 01-11-2017, 03:45 PM   #14
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Oh yes, you might need clean out the filter ( I do mine every 4 weeks.) Do it when you do a water change, using that water to rinse out the sponges etc. Then fill the filter back up with tank water too. That seems to work best for me. Good luck.
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Oh yes, you might need clean out the filter ( I do mine every 4 weeks.) Do it when you do a water change, using that water to rinse out the sponges etc. Then fill the filter back up with tank water too. That seems to work best for me. Good luck.
Ok thank you!!
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Lovely set-up. You're in for a fish-in cycle now. Do you have a test kit?
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Just out of interest what is your ph? Mine has been at 8.0 for around 6 months. Doesn't seem to have had any effect on my fish but my tetra app states that this is too high.
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Just out of interest what is your ph? Mine has been at 8.0 for around 6 months. Doesn't seem to have had any effect on my fish but my tetra app states that this is too high.
Mine has been about 7.8

Nitrites and nitrates have been 0ppm

Amonia was 0.5 late last night
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Mine has been about 7.8

Nitrites and nitrates have been 0ppm

Amonia was 0.5 late last night
Okay...you seem to be doing really well. I had do many problems at the beginning I almost gave up completely.
I'm guessing the pH is fine because it has been consistently the same reading and my fish haven't been affected.
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