Day 24 on new setup

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by mitchgmace, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. mitchgmaceValued MemberMember

    OK day 24 on setup.
    Test readings
    Ammonia = .25
    Nitrate = 10
    Fish are all doing well. Some days water is hazey, somedays clear.
    OK Question, why does water change?

  2. ShawnieFishlore LegendMember

    its a bacteria bloom and very normal for tanks that are cycling ...daily water changes will help and also running fresh carbon every 3 weeks..but for the most part, its all normal ;)
    glad the fish are ok!!!!!
  3. mitchgmaceValued MemberMember

    I do 12 gal. daily water changes. Is this a good amount? And willthe nitrate levels come down on their own?
  4. ShawnieFishlore LegendMember

    nitrates will come down with each water changes ..and will settle more after the cycle this on the 90g tank?
  5. mitchgmaceValued MemberMember

    Yes it is a 90 gallon tank
  6. ShawnieFishlore LegendMember

    id do more of a 25-30gal change a day ....although any amounts help, and if you are using prime, that helps also...
  7. mitchgmaceValued MemberMember

    ok, thank you so much.I will do bigger change. I worry because I read bad/sad storries about things going wrong over night so to speak.

    Thanks again.
  8. ShawnieFishlore LegendMember

    allot of us have been where you are....and I hope things go well with your tank!!! would love to see pics sometime :) and your welcome
  9. mitchgmaceValued MemberMember

    This weekend I will post some pics. The water should be clearer by then.

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