Changed my substrate 2 weeks ago

Discussion in 'Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle' started by cmck83, Jul 7, 2015.

  1. cmck83

    cmck83 Valued Member Member

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    Tested the water every day since. All seems well.

    I'll not experience any spike now, will I?
     
  2. CindiL

    CindiL Fishlore Legend Member

    No, it would've happened within the first few days. You probably had enough beneficial bacteria in your filters to avoid and cycle bumps :)
     
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    cmck83

    cmck83 Valued Member Member

    Tested my nitrate too and it's sitting about 20ppm so all seems well. Thank god, as I was panicking after I made the change
     
  4. CindiL

    CindiL Fishlore Legend Member

    Yeah, I actually have had cycle bumps after changing out substrate so you lucked out!
     
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    cmck83

    cmck83 Valued Member Member

    How long did your bumps last for?
     
  6. CindiL

    CindiL Fishlore Legend Member

    A couple weeks I think.
     
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    cmck83

    cmck83 Valued Member Member

  8. CindiL

    CindiL Fishlore Legend Member

    More than usual. It was a small bump so the ammonia never got over 1.0. I dosed Seachem Prime daily until it was over. I think I was doing 2/3rds water changes twice a week during that time.
     
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    cmck83

    cmck83 Valued Member Member

    That's not so bad, I use seachem prime too so now I know how to do it if I ever have any bumps. Thanks
     




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