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Going to Buy fish today!
08-23-2011, 08:07 AM
Hi Everyone!
My friend Rich and I are heading out to buy fish today. Im still torn what fish I want small ones so I can have shrimp or larger ones and no shrimp.
Ive had my filter in for a month now should I change it today or wait until Ive had the new fish in for awhile?
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08-23-2011, 09:55 AM
Happy shopping

I would not change the filter media at this point, that is where the bulk of your bacteria is. Also it is best to only clean 1 part of the filter at a time when you do clean it..rinse the sponge portion one week and change the carbon on a different week.

Don't add too many fish at one time as you can overwhelm the bio-filter! You will want to check your ammonia levels on a daily basis after adding the fish and react immediately if you see that number rise at all.
The beginning is the most important part of the work -Plato
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08-23-2011, 12:02 PM
Thanks KathyC
I will follow your instructions. I just got back from the pet shop so Im going to start a thread with my new fish pix. I bought about 20 fish but they are all tiny

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