Water Chanted and cycling tank

  1. Amzwiz87 Member Member

    Hey so this is probably a stupid question, but I question everything I do. This is the first time I am cycling a tank with fish in it. (a 50 gallon brackish tank with two juvenile figure 8 puffers, SG 1.004) I had done a 50% WC because my ammonia was a 4ppm yesterday. I also used a dose of amquel plus to help bring the levels down.
    My tests today shows an ammonia level of 1ppm, a nitrite of 0.50, nitrate of 5.0ppm, and a pH of 8.0.
    Should do another WC today or will that stress my puffers out too much to do WC that frequently?
    Thanks for any help!
     
  2. Rivieraneo Moderator Moderator Member

    I would recommend a water change to keep your ammonia and nitrite levels below .25PPM. Having a high level of ammonia or nitrite in the tank will cause more stress than partial water changes as long as those changes do not fluctuate the PH or temperature. Best of luck.