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Hanna
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Re: New tank for Guetta
« Reply #30 on: September 07, 2010, 07:09:23 AM »

Usually it is kinda "normal" that beneficial bacteria may cause a sort of milky water, but it should go away in a few days.
Keep testing and change water accordingly
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Re: New tank for Guetta
« Reply #31 on: September 08, 2010, 02:31:24 PM »

Right been cycling for about a week now, the water seems a bit misty, is it worth changing the water a bit during the cycling process?
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Re: New tank for Guetta
« Reply #32 on: September 08, 2010, 05:09:45 PM »

Test the water for Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrate first. The results will show you how far the cycling process is from being finished.
It takes a few weeks until a new established tank is cycled.
You can change some water, but condition it and add more beneficial bacteria.
Bacteria will settle in the filter media and in the substrate.
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Ken Belly
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Re: New tank for Guetta
« Reply #33 on: September 09, 2010, 02:12:22 AM »

Thanks Hanna, how much would you advise? 10/20%?
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Re: New tank for Guetta
« Reply #34 on: September 09, 2010, 03:13:00 AM »

20-50% c: When you introduce your fish, bigger water changes are better, since it removes far more nitrates than a 20% change a week would Wink In the long run, changing 20% every week wouldn't make a difference. The nitrates would gradually build up.
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Re: New tank for Guetta
« Reply #35 on: September 09, 2010, 05:24:39 AM »

I have proof for what Nossie said too. I often only do 10-20% water changes and the nitrates have gradually built up and now I'm having difficult getting them down. So keep an eye on it from the start Smiley
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Re: New tank for Guetta
« Reply #36 on: September 09, 2010, 01:10:19 PM »

50%. As Nossie and Andrea mentioned too, smaller w/c don't do much difference.
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Ken Belly
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Re: New tank for Guetta
« Reply #37 on: September 09, 2010, 02:04:12 PM »

Right, just changed the water, about 20%, de-chlorinated etc and added some bacteria, i'll see how it is over the next week.
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Re: New tank for Guetta
« Reply #38 on: September 09, 2010, 02:04:59 PM »

Hanna - so during the cycling period, pre-fish change about 50%?
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Re: New tank for Guetta
« Reply #39 on: September 09, 2010, 02:10:44 PM »

Correct, if you want to get your toxins down. Because the beneficial bacteria settle in the filter media and substrate, not in the water, there are only a very small amount.

But please let us know how the test results are for Ammonia, Nitrite and Nitrate ? Can you post the numeric results please?
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Ken Belly
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Re: New tank for Guetta
« Reply #40 on: September 25, 2010, 01:55:04 AM »

Morning all,

Sorry for not getting back to you all quicker/  Guetta has moved into his new home and is doing good.

Quick question though and it might seem obvious but Guetta has had a few bubbles coming from him? Does this mean anything?

Thanks,

Ben
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Re: New tank for Guetta
« Reply #41 on: September 25, 2010, 04:40:46 AM »

Only that he might be gulping air by the surface. Either while feeding or in general, so I hope you've got good aeration Smiley And some sinking food to top off the flakes/pellets with Smiley

Any airstones? It's a very good thing to have when keeping goldies since they need A LOT of oxygen! Besides, all the equipment you need for running one or more airstones is reallly cheap Wink
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Re: New tank for Guetta
« Reply #42 on: September 25, 2010, 05:31:40 AM »

Hi Ken,

lovely, I'm glad for Guetta.

Sometimes ours gulp bubbles too, and sort of "spit" them out. This happens sometimes when they are GREEDY, those hungry "lions" Grin

Can you post pics? Wink  ... please...
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