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Old 08-12-2013, 02:18 PM   #1
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Cleaning a ten gallon tank?

I just upgraded to a 10 gallon tank not sure if I'm doing everything right when it comes to cleaning it. I have a Algee magnet that I use I have a gravel cleaner and I do 20% water change once a week. And also change a filter every 2 weeks and clean the sponge 2 to 3 times a week. Am I missing anything? I put the conditioner in I use the cycle and waste control once a week as well. And also take the plants and decor out and clean them in warm water.
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filters only need to be changed every 6 months or when they are falling apart. instead of changing it you need to rinse it in a bucket of old tank water from the water changes. changing the filter that often will mess with your Beneficial Bacteria and cause problems
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Old 08-12-2013, 02:56 PM   #3
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filters only need to be changed every 6 months or when they are falling apart. instead of changing it you need to rinse it in a bucket of old tank water from the water changes. changing the filter that often will mess with your Beneficial Bacteria and cause problems
Rlly wow I didn't know that ill stop that then. Thanks
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filters only need to be changed every 6 months or when they are falling apart. instead of changing it you need to rinse it in a bucket of old tank water from the water changes. changing the filter that often will mess with your Beneficial Bacteria and cause problems
What kind of test kits should I get I'm rlly new at this lol
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What kind of test kits should I get I'm rlly new at this lol
Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrate, pH
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Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrate, pH
And how often do u test
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And how often do u test
Weekly is a good rule of thumb, but the more established your aquarium is, the more predictable your parameters will be.
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Alright thanks will get them tomorrow
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Old 08-12-2013, 05:46 PM   #9
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Buy The Api master test kit it is 30 bucks most accurate the test strips are total bs
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Old 08-12-2013, 05:48 PM   #10
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Buy The Api master test kit it is 30 bucks most accurate the test strips are total bs
What's API of its a name brand i can't get it where i live the only one my Pet store caries is nutrafin and they got to be all bought separate
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