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No toxins in new tank

Postby Antony » Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:27 pm

Hi people, its been a while!
I've been running a tank for 2 years with no recent problems an have recently set up a new tank. For about a month I've had a sponge in the old tank's filter and swapped it into the new tank a week ago along with 4 fish. I have been testing the water daily and have yet to test positive for ammonia or nitrite.
Is this to be expected? Please advise.
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Re: No toxins in new tank

Postby Angel Fish » Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:03 am

Sounds good :D

You should avoid any spikes because adding media that's been in a mature tank is already seeded and full of nice, healthy bacteria. The fact that you have a smaller bio-load also helps :)
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Re: No toxins in new tank

Postby Antony » Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:42 pm

Thanks for the reassurance. My lfs said it wouldn't work and that I'd still get ammonia. When shoildvi think about moving over the rest of my fish and which should I move first? Also, for the ottos and SAE the only thing I can think of is algae pellets?
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