Another ADA Amazonia question??

Discussion in 'Substrates' started by TDI-line, 14 Jul 2008.

  1. TDI-line

    TDI-line Member

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    Ok, the plan is too strip my tank down this weekend, and put about 12 bags of Amazonia 2 to replace my existing substrat, and of course pull those superb Dennerle heating cables out. ;)

    But, i have a shoal of mature cardinal tetras and a good few amano's and CRS. I am planning to have the tank back up and running by Sunday afternoon, as we have guests. :D

    So, all the filter media will stay, and i will try and keep a couple of 100 litres, out of 720.

    But is there something about ADA gravel and amonia spikes?

    Will the fish be ok.

    Shall i keep the shrimps in my zebra tank for the time being.

    Will there be algae issues?
     
  2. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

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    Lots of w/c is the key, 50% every other day, your filter should help deal with the rest, i would move the shrimp, they are very fussy.

    EDIT: i know 50% is a lot on your tank but it will be worth it, mayybe just d smaller w/c?
     
  3. TDI-line

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    50% :wideyed: :wideyed: :wideyed:


    There is just not enough hours in the day. :lol:
     
  4. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

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    I realised that after i posted it lol, how long does it take you?
     
  5. TDI-line

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    Hmm, probably about 3 hours. :arghh:
     
  6. Ed Seeley

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    The larger water volume will ease the issue I would have though by shear quantity. Maybe you could use a large pack of Zeolite to help reduce the ammonia spike without water changes?
     
  7. TDI-line

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    Cheers Ed's.
     

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