Fishless Cycle Question

  1. Sierra23

    Sierra23 Initiate Member

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    Hi all. This is probably a basic question.....but when (if ever) do you do a water change when doing a fishless cycle? Only the ammonia gets super high?
     


  2. Saturn

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    Short answer, no. Unless your ammonia (or nitrite) levels are getting crazy high during the process (5ppm - 6ppm), there's no need to do a water change. Doing a water change would more than likely slow down the process than help it. Just monitor your water parameters and let the bacteria do all the rest.
     


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    Sierra23

    Sierra23 Initiate Member

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    Thanks very much. That's what I thought but just wanted to make sure