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Old 06-07-2011, 11:16 AM   #1 
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CYCLE & Water change question

Hello all, I am getting near the end of a fishless cycle on a 6.5 gal tank. The ammonia is back down to 0 but the Nitrite and Nitrate are still off the charts.

The question is - should I go ahead and do a 25% change to get rid of some of the nitrate or wait until the Nitrite goes back to 0 and then do a 90% change?

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Old 06-07-2011, 11:44 AM   #2 
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I guess since there aren't any fish in there, you could probably wait for the nitrites to go back down, then do that 90% change. The more those little bacteria have to eat, the happier they'll be and the faster the tank cycles.
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Old 06-07-2011, 11:49 AM   #3 
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I would feel there is nothing wrong with leaving the tank as it is sense it is fishless. But if you did want to change some of the water it shouldnt have an effect on the tank.
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Old 06-07-2011, 02:40 PM   #4 
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Thank you for the advice guys.
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