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    From Silentstream 10 to Aqua Clear 20

    HI Islandvic I got some pretty good ideas from that thread, but managed to find an Aqua Clear 30 for $28 CAD last night at Petsmart. It's physically bigger, but moves a lot more water. I'll need to play around with it in order to not stress my fish out. I currently have the media soaking in...
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    From Silentstream 10 to Aqua Clear 20

    That's the thing, I don't think I'm culturing as much bacteria as I could be with the stock filter cartridge (the kind that has activated charcoal that the manufacturer tells you to change monthly). That's good to know about swapping out filters. Part of my desire to swap filters is based on...
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    From Silentstream 10 to Aqua Clear 20

    Hello everyone, I'm fairly new to the hobby, and currently have a 10 gallon Top Fin starter tank that I purchased from Petsmart about 6 or so months ago. I am overstocked with 6 guppies and 4 platys, but do weekly 25% water changes, along with the appropriate tests with an API kit. Anyways, I...
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    Ammonia Up After First Water Change

    I just took a reading before my 25% water change. Slowly but surely, things are starting to look better. 7.6 pH 7.4 high range pH Between 0.00-0.25 ppm ammonia 0.0 ppm nitrite 5.0 ppm nitrate
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    Ammonia Up After First Water Change

    Quick update. It's been roughly 72 hours since I last added some more TSS, and here are my readings: 7.6 pH 7.4 high range pH Between 0.25-0.50 ppm ammonia 0.0 ppm nitrite 5.0 ppm nitrate I'll give it a few more days before I do another test.
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    Ammonia Up After First Water Change

    This is good to know as well. Thank you! Out of curiosity, I did a baseline test last night on my tap water and found 1 ppm ammonia in it. I'm happy that my LFS recommended Prime.
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    Ammonia Up After First Water Change

    Thank you everyone for the replies! I ended up getting another bottle of TSS to add. I'll do another test in a few days, fingers crossed that it does the trick. I'll report back with the results.
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    Ammonia Up After First Water Change

    Hello everyone! I'm new to the aquarium hobby, and also new to the forum - despite lurking around for about a month. About a month ago, I started the cycle on my 10 gallon aquarium with some Prime, TSS, and one Guppy. About two weeks later, I used an API Master Test Kit to take some readings...
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