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Re: My first tank

Postby ThomasR » Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:01 pm

do you leave the filter on all day when you get the fish and when also have the fish do you need to have the lighting on all day?
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Re: My first tank

Postby Jackolas » Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:11 pm

You need to leave the filter on all the time dude. Lights depending on preference really. Normally between 8-12 hours.
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Re: My first tank

Postby ThomasR » Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:19 pm

ok thanks

i was just asking because I went to the Pet Store to look for surge protectors for my fish tank. It had a timer on it so I was just wondering
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Re: My first tank

Postby Graeme » Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:34 pm

Has your ammonia reading started to drop?
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Re: My first tank

Postby Mick » Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:25 am

Filter 24/7, try your lighting for 10 hours a day and if you start to get algae in the tank reduce it to 8 hours
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Re: My first tank

Postby ThomasR » Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:56 am

the ammonia has dropped need to check it still
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Re: My first tank

Postby ThomasR » Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:43 am

the ammonia is 3 to 4 ppm and the pH was like7.6 or 7.7 do not remember
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Re: My first tank

Postby ThomasR » Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:16 pm

the ammonia was 3 ppm and the pH was 7.6
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Re: My first tank

Postby Mick » Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:28 am

Don't worry about the pH yet, it will change as the tank matures anyway.
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Re: My first tank

Postby ThomasR » Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:52 am

ok thanks, so in a week or so I should start checking for nitrite?
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