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Old 05-06-2005, 04:02 AM   #11
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what is a python??

and how much water change all or partial?

and can I use the SeaChem Stability with the fish in the water or will I have to move them to a holding tank?

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Bio Spira helps the cycling process

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How long was your 5 1/2 gallon tank setup? Did you transfer gravel, decorations and filter from the 5 1/2g to the new tank? If so, that will greatly reduce your cycle.

Get a basic test kit for ammonia, nitrites and nitratea. Since you have fish in there, anything you measuer .25 or higher ammonia, do a 15-20% water change.

Read the cycling articles and that will give you more details.
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My 2028 Pro works wonders on my 75 gallon tank in case you're still wondering. It's a great filter.
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1) Python is a quick device for water changes, look it up on PetSmart.com.

2) I would change 30% of the water twice a week for a couple months, then drop to once per week. More if your test kit shows Ammonia.

3) You can add SeaChem Stability with fish in the tank, I did and didn't lose a single fish in my new tank cycle.

Hope it helps!
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