Water changes per day/week

  1. Tetryon Member Member

    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. Lexi03 Well Known Member Member

    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. Tetryon Member Member

    Should I leave the vacuuming to once a week still? Change just the water each day?
     
  4. AlyeskaGirl Fishlore VIP Member

    Yes vacuum once a week and do daily water changes.
     

  5. Lexi03 Well Known Member Member

    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.