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post #23 of (permalink) Old 02-15-2013, 05:09 PM Thread Starter
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Setting up TB tank

Originally Posted by EKLiu View Post
Have you seeded tank with mulm from another tank? It doesn't look like there are any denitrifying bacteria in your tank if you have ammonia and no nitrates.

I have found daily 100% water changes for 1 week are the best way to get Aquasoil ready for new inhabitants
I did use some of the filter media from my old tank. I'm thinking I should have found a way to use more.
I also had the entire surface covered with frogbit until yesterday, so maybe they had been sucking up all the nitrates.
I have read such conflicting things about water changes during cycling Amazonia. I have read do it daily, and then I've read that all you are doing is wasting the buffering capacity...
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