If you read my posts in the forums here you know I recently lost all my fish to Ich, and a poorly cycled aquarium. I lost all my fish but one.. I still have a healthy tiger Danio left. I decided to start over fresh and here is what I did...
I purchased a new Fluval 305 canister filter for my 29 gallon aquarium. This was replaced with a regular hanging filter which I had purchased about a month or so ago. I hated that filter because it caused allot of water splashing. The Fruval is much more quiet now and I love it.
I temporally pulled out the Danio and put him in a bucket, I put the old bio media in the same bucket, and I emptied the tank and rinsed everything else out really well with tap water.
Hooked up the new filter, 100% new declorinated water, and all the decorations back into the tank. I put the Danio back in, gave him a feeding. I also put the old bio wheel and old filter in which I plan to take out eventually. I was thinking it might help they cylce if I do this. And so far thats it.
I just want step by step procedures on what I am supposed to do. WHen do I do my next water change? I was planning on doing a 40% water change weekly. Is that sufficient or to much since its pretty much a new tank. Normal feedings or do I need to overfeed for cycling? I want to be sucessful at this. Everytime I test the water amonia and nitrates are always zero and in the safe zone.
Thanks in advance for your help!