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Old 06-11-2004, 12:42 PM   #11
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Old 06-11-2004, 01:31 PM   #12
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I think you shoudl step up your water changes as well. 25% every two weeks with very high Ammonia may shorten the overall lifespan of your current fish. They may make it through this portion of the cycle, but may get 'gill-burn' if they don't acclimate well.

When I started my tank, my cycle never really began until week 4, and I was doing water changes everyday when the Ammonia was off the charts. At about week 6 they began to drop, but it was week 7 where Ammonia finally reached 0 and then I had a small Nitrite spike as well, but that thankfully lasted only a few days.

Overall my tank cycled in just over 8 weeks which was very frustrating.

I think you should change maybe 15% every other day. It won't harm any bacteria growing in the tank as long as your try not to disturb to many surfaces.

Anymore on the slime issue? That one has me scratching my head.

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cycle, cycled, led, tan

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