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    Adding 2nd Canister Filter

    I had already bought a new filter, but at that price I had to order it also! Time for a 2nd tank!!
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    Adding 2nd Canister Filter

    I have a 120gallon cichlid tank which is fully established and running fine. Was wanting to add a 2nd canister filter on it for additional filtration. My question was whether or not I need to do anythign special when adding this 2nd filter. I know people talk about seeding a filter. Does...
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    Green Algae

    Sounds good, I was just wanting to make sure!
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    Green Algae

    I've had my Mbuna cichlid tank up and running for about a month now. Took me about 6 weeks to get through fishless cycle and its been well worth it. Just had a question on Algae. My rocks are starting to grow algae on them. The Mbuna love this. They are always feeding on it. The algae...
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    Fishless Cycle Questions

    Well after a few water changes my cycle appears done, but with nitrates hovering around 20-40. I did find out that my tap does have nitrates higher than usual now, but water company said that should be fixed soon. I read the "Is my cycle done" thread that you suggested. I am going to use the...
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    Fishless Cycle Questions

    Would it be beneficial for me to use a product like Seachem Denitrate or Seachem Matrix in my canister filter to help with the nitrates? If i do find out I have an issue with my tap water having high nitrates, I might just start using distilled water, but I was wondering if those products would...
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    Fishless Cycle Questions

    I’ve read that before testing tap water you need to leave it out and exposed for 24 hours before testing, any truth to that?
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    Fishless Cycle Questions

    When I tested my tap at the beginning of the cycle they were like 5ppm. I test today and they were 40 or so. That’s after water changes
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    Fishless Cycle Questions

    Just for giggles I tested some distilled water. Well it showed no nitrates and nitrites. So looks like my tap water does indeed have some amount of nitrate in it.
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    Fishless Cycle Questions

    Just curious, but will the use of prime on water changes affect the results of the API test kit? I did a 60% water change yesterday and 75% water change today. Dosed ammonia both times. I'm gonna let it sit a day and see if things change. My nitrates and nitrites didnt drop like I thought...
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    Fishless Cycle Questions

    Should I wait to test water parameters after a water change and adding my ammonia? How long? 24 hours?
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    Fishless Cycle Questions

    Thank you again! I will do that and report back in a couple days!
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    Fishless Cycle Questions

    Thank you Hunter for the compliments on the stand. So today when I go home from work I am gong to do like a 50% water change. When I add the new water I should treat with prime like usual correct? Also, after I have added new water, should I do my dose of ammonia? On the other hand should the...
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    Fishless Cycle Questions

    IDK if any of you guys are still following this thread, but I have another questions. This morning I tested water parameters again and got these results: Ammonia 0ppm, Nitrite 1-3 ppm, and Nitrate was off the charts, dark red color. I found this interesting because yesterday I didn't do my...
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    My Homemade Stand For 120gallon

    Water test today. I used PH and butt joints and half lap. Found the plans online somewhere! I sure M ready for these nitrites to hit zero!!




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