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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-21-2015, 02:32 PM Thread Starter
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Deed'I do a boo boo?

I have a 6g nano with 5 red cherry and two baby peacock gudgeons (about 1cm).The single plant is Najas G.
I hadn't changed the water for 2 weeks and a half ,until today.There was a massive amount of Najas in there.

I removed the uglier ones ,gathered the good ones in a bunch ,using a rubber band to hold them ,and stuck them behind the wood.

I also vacuumed the bottom and moved some gravel to bury the wood etc carried away and realised I had changed more than 3/4 of the water.I never change that much in any of my nanos, absolute max is 60%.

Filter is established very well ,with sponge on the intake.............should I expect any problems after such a large water change?

If yes ,what can I do to fix it?

As you can see ,I haven't wiped out the glass soon could I do a (smaller) water change?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-21-2015, 02:48 PM
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If you are concerned about a mini cycle...all the surfaces on the inside have that bacteria
on them. If the sponges stayed wet and you didn't mess/w the filter much you should be all right. Leave the glass till later after you see if it has any issues. The glass is part of
"all the inside surfaces". And those bacteria don't float around in the water to any extent.
They cling to something, usually hard but even plant stems and leaves.
When you see spots of yellow looking on ceramic bio-media...that is them.

The shortest distance between any two points is a straight the opposite direction...
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I wouldn't worry about it unless you see the fish and shrimp acting strange. I'm sure they appreciate so much fresh water. I'd go back to your normal WC routine on the next one though.

Stock lightly and carry a big filter. - I don't have aquariums. I have ecosystems in a glass box. - Hygrophilaholic and hoarder of Anubias.
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