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Old 04-09-2015, 11:23 AM   #11
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sorry yes, 0 and 0, can you clarify by 'not cycling' please - i'm relatively new to fish keeping thanks
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Old 04-09-2015, 12:41 PM   #12
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I would work on getting a liquid test kit. They are x100000 more accurate. I used test strips in the beginning and was given false readings every so often. Test strips are extremely notorious for giving false readings.


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Hi there and advice needed!

How have you had the tank setup before you introduced your fishes in? Were they all put in at the same time? Any fishes died since Feb?

Even if your tank is cycles, it could happen that you removed too much bacteria, and this is why you would have another ammonia spike and will go through the cycling process again. One of example is replacing all your media inside your filter at once, or rinsing them in tap water.

This image explains nicely how a nitrogen cycle works.

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Stealing that photo it's a great way to explain it.


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