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Old 02-23-2011, 05:00 PM   #1
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new wet dry filter / nitrate question

So i just set up a new wet dry filter about 2 weeks ago now the nitrates and ammonia is high. Should i just wait and let it cycles itself or so i start doing water changes to get it back down. It is a 90 gallon fish only tank with just a couple of fish in it. Thanks for the help.
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Old 02-23-2011, 05:02 PM   #2
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what fish
IMO start water change more regulary
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i have a pinktail trigger and a dragon wrasse and a snow flake ell. I have been doing weekly water changes but they are still high since i set up the new filter.
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maby try doing twice a week or so i think the high levels may stress your fish and could cause some loss for you. try to keep the levels down and c how it goes. where did u get the filter from
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how clean is the filter try cleaning the filter this may help get the nitrate down as for the amonia keep waterchange
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form the local fish store they say its the new bio ball just needs time to cycle.
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Old 02-23-2011, 05:29 PM   #7
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humm just keep waterchanging then try and keep the amonia as low as u can as for nitrates its fine if its not 0ppm but not to heigh obv lol
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ok thanks
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It sounds like your system is going thru a mini cycle, each time you do a water change you start the cycle over again, wait unit the numbers progress to 0, then water change.
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