- Reaction score
- 1 year
Okay first off dont get me wrong when I'm told I should do a water change I ask EVERYWHERE to get others opinions, I even call my local fish store and even they give me conflicting answers depending on who's answering or who I talk to when I go there. So some of you may know I'm at 0ppm for both nitrite and nitrate my ammonia is at 0.05 I was told at first by one of the people at my store that I'm on the tail end of the cycle for my 50 gallon but my ammonium is at 6ppm so today I was told do a water change to drop the ammonium so like always I make sure I should do this so I call it my local fish store told them all my levels and that this tank has only been cycling for 18 days and now they are like NO WATER CHANGE BAD DESTROY CYCLE AMMONIUM GO DOWN BY SELF. So...uhm this person also told me that I'm just starting to cycle while the other person said cycling can be fast or slow it's not the same every time no matter which way you do it. This is why I dread water changes.....but I have to do them anyways and I do 25% once every 7 days on each of my tanks and they are basically telling me DONT DO IT AT ALL so who should I really be listening to?