Water changes per day/week

Discussion in 'Water Changes' started by Tetryon, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. TetryonValued MemberMember

    I just noticed a small spike in ammonia in my tank after already being cycled.

    I'm assuming somewhere along the line I had a mini cycle after cleaning parts from my canister filter (in tank water).

    In order to get the ammonia back down to near zero, how many water changes can I perform in a week? Can I do 1 per day?

    Usually do a 20-25% Water change per week with vacuum.
     
  2. Lexi03Well Known MemberMember

    With a mini cycle it is best to do daily changes, if you can get a bottle of Prime declorinator, it will detox any remaining ammonia in the tank for 24hrs between the daily waterchanges.
     
  3. TetryonValued MemberMember

    Should I leave the vacuuming to once a week still? Change just the water each day?
     
  4. AlyeskaGirlFishlore VIPMember

  5. Lexi03Well Known MemberMember

    Yeah just do your normal vacums, no need to do them daily for a mini cycle. Just do the daily water changes until the mini cycle is over.
     
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