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Old 09-25-2011, 01:40 PM   #1
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Hi everyone. I am new to this site and new to saltwater aquariums. I am looking forward to learning from all of you. I have a 24 gallon biocube. I have had it cycling with live rock and live sand for two months. All levels were perfect so yesterday I added one clown, one cleaner shrimp and 3 hermit crabs. My amonia level is now at 0.25ppm. Should I being doing a water change? I don't want to stress my new additions any more but also want to do it right. Any information would be much appreciated
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Welcome to AA! I personally think you should do a water change, because Am. levels should always be zero in aquariums.
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Thank you for such a quick response.
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No problem! I am happy I could help! If you have any other questions don't hesitate to ask!
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ok i have one more question, for now, lol. how much of a water change should i do
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Hi and welcome to AA! You are going to love it here. There are so many great threads, as well as speedy replies to your questions. Have fun in your new hobby.
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Old 09-25-2011, 02:19 PM   #7
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Thank you so much. I have received a reply about doing a water change. I only added one fish yesterday but my amonia level went up to 0.25. I am afraid to do too much of a change since the fish is so new to the tank. How much of a water change do you recommend
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The ideal water change is 30% once a week.

You should do a water change now and don't worry about the fishy it will be fine. If you are very worried about the fishy I would recommend doing at least 10% water change now and 30% on your regular cleaning day.
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