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post #7 of (permalink) Old 12-04-2012, 12:53 AM Thread Starter
ANTIplastic
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Originally Posted by Diana View Post
If that is so, you have killed a lot of algae, I would do a big water change.
That much matter dying all at once can add too much nitrogen to the tank, the ammonia and nitrite removing bacteria cannot keep up.

Fish piping: I would do a water change.

If the posts above are right, and your tap water comes pre-loaded with algae, I would not dose the high initial dose of Excel. Just do the regular dosing.
Water change? How big of a water change?
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