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Old 03-28-2013, 11:25 AM   #31 
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wow so much hassle forgive me for saying that but is it really worse it? Would it just better to do regular 50% and 100% water changes less hassle for you and for fish? Fish without cycling live long and happy life just like all my bettas. Sorry i just feel bad for all that hassle.
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:31 AM   #32 
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wow so much hassle forgive me for saying that but is it really worse it? Would it just better to do regular 50% and 100% water changes less hassle for you and for fish? Fish without cycling live long and happy life just like all my bettas. Sorry i just feel bad for all that hassle.
+1 but then it will be a lot of WC and stress to the fish...

maybe see if you can fit an API filter in your tank because they have a Nitra-Zorb that absorbs ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate filter media.

http://www.apifishcare.com/Products/...x?ProductID=95

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Old 03-28-2013, 11:36 AM   #33 
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wow so much hassle forgive me for saying that but is it really worse it? Would it just better to do regular 50% and 100% water changes less hassle for you and for fish? Fish without cycling live long and happy life just like all my bettas. Sorry i just feel bad for all that hassle.
Almost through the cycle now. Nitrites is the last part of the cycle and will save on water changes in the long rung
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:39 AM   #34 
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+1 but then it will be a lot of WC and stress to the fish...

maybe see if you can fit an API filter in your tank because they have a Nitra-Zorb that absorbs ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate filter media.

http://www.apifishcare.com/Products/...x?ProductID=95

Would this stop my cycle at all?? Would it be better to use this with fish on tank or remove the fish and finish the cycle
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:36 PM   #35 
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even in a cycled tank, nitrates will continue to build unless you remove with water change. with your situation, I'd think a little chemical will be helpful in bringing it down to a liveable param for the betta. my $0.02
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:41 PM   #36 
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Those are really high levels.

You might want to think about moving your fish to a smaller quarantine tank until your bigger tank settles itself out. I'd even think about finishing off the cycle fish-less.

On the smaller tank, it would be much easier to change the water and you wouldn't have to retest multiple times a day like you're probably doing now.
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What about bucket cycling the filter?
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What about bucket cycling the filter?
not sure what you meant by that??
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The hob filter is put into a bucket of water any cycle it in the bucket. That way I can keep in his 5 gallon an do water changes
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that's sounds like quite a bit of work with the water situation. You cannot upgrade to a 10g tank and use the API filter that way?
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