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Axel3034 replied the topic: High nitrates

At a 3/4 waterchange every 4-5 days, won't I be running the risk of a mini cycle that will raise my
Nitrite and ammonia?
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Axel3034 wrote: At a 3/4 waterchange every 4-5 days, won't I be running the risk of a mini cycle that will raise my
Nitrite and ammonia?

Thats a common misconception. The bacteria that processes ammonia lives in the bio media of your filter. It is not free in the water column. Properly conditioning your incoming tap water, matching temp as close as possible and you can do water changes as often as you want. I have done twice daily tending to sick fish. I currently do 75% give or take a bit every 4-5 days. You cannot do too much.


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Okay, is there anything I should be dosing with? Like aquarium salt to help cure the fin rot?
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With clean water, fins should regenerate on their own. Would like to see a pic or two of the fish, there may be something else that needs addressing


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I'm still new to forums, how exactly do I add a picture?
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Axel3034 wrote: I'm still new to forums, how exactly do I add a picture?


create an account with photobucket... it is free,,
just copy paste the picture link..
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beautiful oscar... the white edges at the fins are not fin rot... they are new membrane
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Axel3034 replied the topic: High nitrates

Thank you, it's not the white edges I'm worried about, it's the chunk missing
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where? i did not notice anything in there...
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