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Ron H
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Cycling and bio booster question
« on: July 13, 2011, 06:54:57 AM »

Greetings all, Smiley I have been reading thru the back threads in regards to cycling a new tank (its a great knowledge base) and I have a question I hope someone may be able to answer for me... I was wondering if your using a biological filtration booster like Stress Zyme, and you need to replace some of the water because, lets say the ammonia levels are rising a bit, should you add the corresponding amount of Stress Zyme to the new replacement water? or leave it and only add it on the 7 day intervals like it says to do for setting up a new aquarium.... (gee that was a mouthful, I hope its understandable)... cheers > Ron
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Nossie
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Re: Cycling and bio booster question
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2011, 10:37:58 AM »

You should of course add it to the replacement water as well Smiley Just like all other bio filter media Cheesy
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Ron H
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Re: Cycling and bio booster question
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2011, 07:49:58 PM »

Cheers Nossie, thank you again for your help, you truly are a font of fish information Smiley may you never lose heart. > Regards Ron
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Re: Cycling and bio booster question
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2011, 01:28:24 AM »

That's so sweet :'D *drops a tear*

Since you're interested, and you know far more than the basics, how about getting yourself a book called "Fancy Goldfish" by Rick Hess? It has wonderful pictures and loads and loads of good information about goldfish keeping as well as their history and culture in China and Japan Smiley It would be complicated for complete newbies to read (I was one when I bought it so...), but since you actually understand what cycling is about etc, it would be an awesome addition Smiley
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Ron H
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Re: Cycling and bio booster question
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2011, 06:19:07 AM »

hey I dont believe it Wink , SNAP... I was going to ask that question in another thread Nossie, thank you again for the info Smiley ... and your spot on, I like to read about the cultural and historical aspect as well,... and Bonsai being one of my other hobbies, little trees are another thing I find very relaxing to admire, look after and work on, I feel its like a complimentary disipline to goldfish keeping...
ou-Roo (thats Aussie for catch you later Smiley ) > Ron

Hey that was my 100th post... and my status has changed, again... yay!
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Re: Cycling and bio booster question
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2011, 08:39:04 AM »

oo I love bonsai's too!! Ron you sound a lot like me, I come on here whenever I have a question and Nossie is always super helpful!! I have heard of the book you mentioned, Nossie, and I am definitely going to go buy it.  Maybe then I wouldn't have to bother you every 10 minutes with d*mb questions Smiley 
JK...but really, thanks for all of your help, I know I'm not the only one who appreciates it Smiley
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Re: Cycling and bio booster question
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2011, 01:26:19 AM »

I'm not sure what to say.... :'D Thanks? I'm really happy that I can help Smiley

Bonsai trees are really pretty, I once saw this one in the shop, it had a tag on it saying "Feed and water it every 2 hours"? FEED the tree? @_@ That got me kind of worried xD

And while I'm at it suggesting books I'll go dig further in my goldfish/aquarium library! Cheesy Look for these titles:
"Encyclopedia of Aquarium and Pond fish" by David Alderton. Wonderful pictures and a great deal of information! Smiley It was really cheap when I got it! (Bad pictures of few of the goldfish though, the ryukin section has a normal fantail shown, same with the veiltail, there's a fringetail instead :/)
"Aquarium care of goldfish" by David E. Boruchowitz. Cute, cute, cute book, very to the point and with good info on how to keep a tank and let the children help Tongue
"An essential guide to keeping Goldfish" by Bernice Brewster. Has a chapter on show standards, pretty short and simple book though c:
"Manual of Fish Health" by Chris Andrews, Adrian Exell & Neville Carrington. This book is bought on your own risk. It's an incredibly good reference when it comes to diagnosing disease, but it's a tad outdated when it comes to treating. You should also avoid getting the paranoia some fish keepers get when they know what to look for in a sick fish. Usually a water change is enough, but it's great to know about and understand the disease.
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Re: Cycling and bio booster question
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2011, 08:37:53 PM »

cheers Ireiden and Nossie, I wonder what sort of bonsai would have to be watered so often, my only thought is it may have been attached or grown on a rock, they need a lot of care and attention when it heats up... thanks again Nossie for the book titles and authors and advice, thats a lot of "fish for thought" lol... > Ron
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