Brought New Aquarium

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  1. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Gail once your tank has cycled the levels you are looking to achieve are:

    Ammonia levels should be 0 ppm
    Nitrates should be kept below 10 ppm in freshwater aquariums.
    Nitrites should be undetectable at all times.
    PH in the range of 6.5 – 7.5 is suitable for most species.

    However as Kazza has said these will fluctuate until the tank settles and the good bacteria has built up. You should only be thinking of removing some water once (at the very most) twice a week.
     
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    Gail-Steman Young Pine

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    Hello Eileen I've decided on twice weekly Wednesday and sunday at 10% of water and also cleaning the tanks flters etc and on a monthly basis..changing all filters and bio stuff besides but on the days cleaning the filters also soaking ornaments etc to keep things right till the measurements have established themselves properly and to also control myself with constant testing of the water, as hubby thinks i'm over doing that to much.
     
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    Gail-Steman Young Pine

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    @Kazzawazza my pump as come for vacuuming on sunday and also the liquid to add to tap water when the bottles run out :like:
     
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    Kazzawazza Seedling

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    If you're unsure of how to use it take a look on Utube for a video.
     
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    Gail-Steman Young Pine

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    I've viewed one already where the tank was the same size and using the same vacuum.
     
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    Gail-Steman Young Pine

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    @Kazzawazza you would have laughed last night..hubby got the fish vacuum out while I was on here and he said this isn't a vacuum it's a diesel syphon...well you could imagine the crossed words :setc_011:and he still went on ebay and showed me...identical for £3-99 and I've just payed £15-99 :(
     
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    Kazzawazza Seedling

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    It doesn’t surprise me @Gail-Steman . Yes, items can be much cheaper on EBay. However, sometimes you need things quickly so you have no option other than to buy locally which sometimes comes at a cost.
     
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    Gail-Steman Young Pine

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    Well I pay yearly for amazon prime so I purchased it..everything I get is with prime..the only things ste gets me off ebay is my KangerTech batteries.
     
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    Gail-Steman Young Pine

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    @Kazzawazza cleaned the aquarium ad vacuumed it, I see what they mean about stale algae in the bottom of the tanks.
     
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    Gail-Steman Young Pine

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    Well everything is stabilising nicely in the aquarium and I like doing this and yesterday I change the colour cover from red to blue and it give it a proper ocean look...come spring I know I will be upgrading.
     
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    Logan In Flower

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    That's great news gail, it must look very nice with the blue.:)
     
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    Gail-Steman Young Pine

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    Hi @Logan it looks an ocean blue but to take a video of it with the blue attachment doesn't show the fish up so good, so I removed it to add another video...here's what the tops like and I captured a pic with the blue light on but on the video excuse the reflections on the glass...as it's gone sunny here and the living room as loads of light :)

    The Top of the tank

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    Ocean blue picture

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    Video with all my fish but with out the blue light :)

     
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    Logan In Flower

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    @Gail-Steman that looks amazing, how big will it be? I love the fish.
     
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    Gail-Steman Young Pine

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    Logan it's not a bad size and should fit nicely across the wall where the other unit is...in the hollybush it's getting on for nearly £300 but the Range are doing it cheaper...hubby will have a shock if I say I want one sooner :whistling:
     
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