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Postby FishOutOfWater » Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:41 pm

Hi everyone

I'm just wandering if, whilst my tank is cycling, I should still be doing water changes, or will that slow down the cycle process.

Thanks in advance for any responses I receive

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Re: Water changes

Postby Carylnz » Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:34 pm

I believe you are cycling with 6 platies? If so, keep an eye on the ammonia. Any time it rises above 25ppm then do a 30% water change.
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Re: Water changes

Postby FishOutOfWater » Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:54 pm

HI Carylnz

Thanks for sharing your advice :)

Also, I have now added a Eheim 240 filter which is currently running alongside a Fluval 3+ (F3+ will be removed when the E240 has been cycled)

I'm due to start adding fish within the next 2 weeks and was wondering if there is any recommended order and quantities in which this should be done to reduce the risk of stress to the fish

6 x Platies (already in whilst cycling)
6 x Five Banded Barbs
8 x Cardinal Tetras
5 x Dwarf Corys
2 x Dwarf Gouramis

Will this number of fish take my tank to its capacity or will I have room to add some more?

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Re: Water changes

Postby Carylnz » Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:29 pm

I have answered your question re the order in your other thread.
Wait and see how the tank settles and how it looks before deciding on final numbers after these have gone in.
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Re: Water changes

Postby FishOutOfWater » Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:30 pm

Hi Carylnz

:oops: Sorry :oops:

:innocent: I've only just seen your posted response to my other thread :innocent:

I only reposted the question on here because I was unaware that it had been replied to

Again many thanks

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