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I've had my 6.6 gal tank cycled since June 13th. On Sunday, I did a 50% water change, vaccuumed the gravel and changed one filter. I actually have 2 filters in my tank to slow the water flow from the filter and to have a back up filter for my benefical bacteria. So today I tested my water and the parameters were AM=.25, NI=0, NA=0 (it was a tad bit orange but not enough to register .5). So, I'm in a minI cycle, my bio filter is a little overwhelmed at the momemt? I started to leave the water alone and wait for the good bacteria to eat up the ammonia, but didn't want to stress my fish. So I did a 25% water change and added prime for the first time. Will I go through this every time I do a water change? Are the good bacteria going to be able to build up if the Ammonia level is down? I've learned so much, but I'm still trying to connect the dots on some things.