Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Hudson, Quebec, Canada
Fish poop and pee in the water and food is broken down into harmful compounds if not eaten.
If you over feed then these compounds become toxic to fish quickly. If you do not do water changes at least on a weekly basis then nutrients in the water which are needed to keep the bacteria colony happy are not replenished.
Water changes help reduce Nitrates which is the least dangerous of the 3 but still should be kept low.
Ammonia and Nitrite present in concentration is bad news for fish as it effects their health over time and can be fatal to smaller fish quick.
10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)
75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.
220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
Last edited by Tazman; 01-25-2012 at 09:52 AM.