Gumtree no longer allowing adverts for the sale of fish
Just a heads up to everyone. It seems that Gumtree have recently changed their rules and no longer allow the sale of fish on their website. I understand it's for the welfare of the fish, so it's hard to argue. In the past I've bought a lot of my African Cichlids from fishkeepers selling on Gumtree, with a few of them rare breeds that I've not come across in any shops so it's a bit of a shame in that regard.
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james15 wrote: The short answer is most of it. At that level I'd guess at least 80%, then see what the level is. And you're right, the high nitrate level is the result of not doing water changes, which are (usually) unneccessary during a fishless cycle. For the cycle to be complete the ammonia should be fully processed to nitrate within 12 hours.
Aye, Ammonia & Nitrite are back to 0 within 12 hours so I think I'm about good to go. I did think myself that the water change would need to be a big one but thought it best to check on this. Thanks for your help James!
Hi folks! Currently setting up another tank. I've been doing a fishless cycle with household Ammonia. I can't remember exactly when I started tbh, reckon it's been roughly 6-7 weeks and I now have the Nitrite converted to Nitrate within 12 hours so reckon the nitrogen cycle is just about complete. I haven't done any partial water changes during the cycle and my latest Nitrate reading is very high.(between 80ppm-160ppm I reckon) I always struggle matching the Nitrate colour chart on the API master test kit tbh. I'm assuming the high Nitrate reading is the result of me doing no water changes but I'd read water changes weren't necessary during a fishless cycle. Anyway my question is 'how much water do you reckon I should change to bring the Nitrate down to a safe enough level for adding fish'? I've read conflicting answers about this online.
nathangoudie wrote: The pond looks awesome but I would definitely not go that way. And I also recommend others not to do that.
The thing is that pond is a mess in term of stock. He has fish that prefer really really hard water and also fish that is better off in soft water. It means trouble will happen one day.
He also keep carnivore with herbivore which is also not a good idea.
malawi cichlids might be a bit harder to maintain than it looks.
Tell me about it. I have two Malawi tanks. The aggression levels are a nightmare at times. I know what you mean about the mixture of soft/hard water species. That's one of the things I was amazed at. Also the mixture of aggressive and peacefuk species. At least he wont have to worry about winter living in Hawaii.