2 Weeks No Water Change

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  1. Fish N GearZ

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    I'm confused is this 2 weeks into nitrogen cycle showing the parameters or 2 weeks without water change on a cycled tank and showing the parameters not sure which you are referring to?
     
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    It’s a cycled cichlid tank I just tested the water to see how it is now since I haven’t had time to clean it the last 2 weeks seems good to me
     
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    Ah I'm with now wasn't sure where the post was heading at first could of been taken either way. Its a planted tanks with low nitrates?. Seems very good but still do water change exchange minerals and heavy metals and other built up toxins that not visable to us.
     
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    Yes it’s a planted tank

    Yes I usually change water every weekend just been a pretty busy couple weeks
     
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    Looks like its all working very well love planted tanks can't believe went so long without live plants
     
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    Regardless of water changes good filtration will filter your ammonia and nitrite constantly until your nitrates are at unbearable levels for your fish
     
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    Not if you’re a bio-wizard like me and cultivate DEnitrifying bacteria in your tanks. still do weekly water changes.
     
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    I’m running the Fluval 306 Canister on my 36 gallon bow front tank think that is good enough ?
     
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    Filtration is as much stock dependent as it is tank size. As long as you can hold 0 ammonia and 0 nitrites your filtration is adequate.
     
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