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  1. tallentemma

    Fish in cycle going on 2 months

    I'll be sure not to touch anything this time! Thanks a bunch
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    Fish in cycle going on 2 months

    Thank a lot for the recommendations, I just got the fluval 207 today! Hopefully that will do the trick. I dumped all my old media in it so I'll be sure not to touch/wash anything within a month or two
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    Fish in cycle going on 2 months

    Also I had ceramic media and a sponge in the HOB.
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    Fish in cycle going on 2 months

    Hey! Thanks for the response. I never did clean the HOB except to change out the polyfil when it got really nasty. I did clean the tubing out once because it was really nasty but I only touched the tubing. I made sure not to clean it out with tap water and tank water only.
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    Fish in cycle going on 2 months

    Thanks for the response! I was actually looking into canister filters today! It was just a thought that had crossed my mind but I wouldn't mind giving that a go. My tank is a 20 gallon, do you think if I got a canister filter for a 50 gallon that that would do the trick??
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    Fish in cycle going on 2 months

    Oooh, okay. I shall also try to fetch some of those! Thanks a bunch
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    Fish in cycle going on 2 months

    Thanks for the suggestion! I'll definitely try to get my hands on one of those two. I did try duckweed but, of course, he gobbled them up.
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    Fish in cycle going on 2 months

    No live plants. Just some sand substrate. I make sure to clean it as well if I see any poop. Maybe I clean the substrate too much??? I do find myself sifting through it every water change.
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    Fish in cycle going on 2 months

    I'll just jump right in and say that I've been doing an emergency fish in cycle for 2 mo this now and nothing has changed with readings. This is a 20 gallon fancy goldfish tank with a hang on back filter and sponge filter. I do water changes everyday to make sure my fish doesnt get harmed...
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    Will this help my fish-in cycle?

    Aahh, I see! That makes sense. I use Seachem prime currently so all is good. Thanks so much for the response, I shall keep my Goldie in the original tank
  11. tallentemma

    Will this help my fish-in cycle?

    Hello to all! I recently posted here asking for advice because my emergency fish in cycle wasn't going well. All is well at the moment with my fish but the problem is the tank water isn't making any progress. Ammonia is still present when I don't do water changes everyday and it's been about 3...
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    My filter broke, help!

    I hope you have a grand ol time with your mini party lol. It's definitely something worth celebrating. I always choose gender neutral names for my pets just in case something like this happens so I have no troubles with renaming lol. His name is Ester! (Eh-stur). I'm glad I chose a beauty :)
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    My filter broke, help!

    Oohh!! She is actually a he!!! That's great, thanks for mentioning that. I've done 3 water changes since your last reply so I hope he recovers soon!
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    My filter broke, help!

    She's active here and there especially when I approach the tank. Today I fed her a single flake to see how her appetite was. You'd think I starved her for a week the way she darted at the food lol. No appetite issues. Ahh!! I'm really sorry you're going through a mini cycle!! It's really is...
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    My filter broke, help!

    Also yes, I added all the bio media that was in the previous filter to the new one
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    My filter broke, help!

    Thank you for the information! I'll be sure to keep a close eye on my parameters, fish, and and so on. I think I have enough flow?? I have a sponge filter on one end of the tank and the aqua clear filter on the other end. It's flow is on the highest.
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    My filter broke, help!

    Sorry if I wasnt very clear yes I meant the ph. I'll try to be more patient with the fish's recovery
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    My filter broke, help!

    Everything is 0. I tested the ph and I believe its inbetween 6.4 and 6.8. It was always like that in the 20 gallon but now I'm a bit concerned if that's where the stress is stemming from.
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    My filter broke, help!

    Hey! Thanks for the response. I think I'm currently going through a mini cycle?? Although I'm unsure at this point. I've had this 20 gallon tank for about 3 to 4 months and it fully cycled at 2 months. Unfortunately the filter broke and I had to replace it. Small amounts of ammonia started to...
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    My filter broke, help!

    My fish has been doing a lot of bottom sitting today. I did another water change this morning . Idk if that was too much?? Or my fish is still reacting to the ammonia poisoning it has currently?
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