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Old 10-10-2012, 12:35 AM   #1
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Hi all! Just wanted to drop in and say what's up. I've never had fish before in my life. I ran across a 40g tank dirt cheap so grabbed it. lol. I wish I would have found this site a few weeks ago when I started this new hobby. My tank currently holds 6 hatchet fish 4 tiny snails and a bottom feeder.. :P Can't remember it's name lol. Tank is still cycling and I'm checking and doing WC practically everyday. Quick question though. My ammonia was up to 3 and after a 20% WC the ammonia bounced right back up! A family owned pet shop employee recommended doing a 90% WC and replace my filter media. Since I've set up the tank on 9-21-12 I have not changed the media. I did however do a 80% WC and new filter. However I read somewhere tonight not to do both at the same time. Will this mess with my BB growing or am I worrying for nothing? lol..

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Old 10-10-2012, 02:09 AM   #2
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how old is the tank ammonia and nitrite usualy have a spike in the first month. My nano took 2 months to cycle and i still have a small nitrate problem but do less of a water change if i was you I would do a 20% every week or every 3rd day 90% water change is probaly a bit harsh and isnt giving your tank a chance to settle in but as saying this im still pretty new but sounds like your cycle isnt having the chance to build up good bios

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and dont belive every thing ur lfs tell you not every lfs are their to help some just want $$$$
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and yes it will afect your bb you need to keep the good bacteria that live in the filter are beeded to kill off the bad one an when you clean ur filter DONT squeez it just rinse it keeps alot of the good stuff in their
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:14 AM   #4
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Here is an article for fish in cycles that will help you out.
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well worth reading I didnt even know about some of the stuff init worth a read for every fish owner
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:45 PM   #8
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Thanks for the advice and warm welcome all. And don't weld your phone Lamby!
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