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Old 02-27-2014, 05:43 PM   #1
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Hello everyone my name is Zach I'm from Chicago. I just recently found out how amazing fish are (well I knew they were amazing) but never had them as pets. Unfortunately I was un educated and like many un educated people make bad decisions. So I bought a 55 Gallon setup and had no idea what cycling was. So I bought my fish and now I'm dealing with many issues unfortunately. But I've found much advice so I decided to become a member. So I hope you guys don't hate me because of my noobieness I'm here to make my fishies lives better.
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I'm a newbie too. This forum is great. So many friendly and helpful peeps. Welcome welcome.

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Hi and welcome! Keep an eye on your levels when ammonia gets to to .25 do a 50% water change it will ease the stress on your fish. Most people end up changing water twice a day. Good luck!
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Old 02-28-2014, 04:03 PM   #6
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Hi zach! I'm a newbie too lol good luck with your tank!
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Water changes twice a day? Just wondering if this is right? Thanks!
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No water changes twice a day is not right.
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Water changes twice a day? Just wondering if this is right? Thanks!
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No water changes twice a day is not right.
Depends on the situation were dealing with actually. If your doing a fish in cycle and need the keep ammonia and nitrites levels down and they are jumping that fast, then yes it could be considered right.

On a normal cycled tank no. Once a week depending on the fish and sensitivity level to nitrates. Some tanks 2x a week others 1 time every 2 weeks. It varies too much to give a definate no.
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