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Old 01-28-2013, 10:38 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Darkblade48 View Post
As your aquarium is in the process of cycling, your fish will be under much stress. Ammonia and nitrites are toxic to fish (and other fauna), so you would be best conducting 50% water changes on a daily basis to keep their levels low.

If you have anyone nearby, see if you can grab some squeezings from their filter media so that you can jump start your cycle as well.

In the meantime, I suggest you read up on the nitrogen cycle, and to prepare for the possibility of losing a few fish.
Thanks for the straight answers, I have three other tanks with turtles I can use the media in there to squeez into the new one right, should I do this before or after any an all water changes as well?
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