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I would not feed until ammonia is 0 for 2 days in a row.
 

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Ok that’s great thank you. I’m not sure if this will help things but I have taken a handful of matrix bio media from the seeded 307 and swapped it for a handful of bio home from the FX6. Just thought it might help seed it quicker. Just an idea.
 

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I know they are both on the same tank but just thought if it’s directly in the filter it could help.
 

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Great news!!! Tonight’s tests show.

ammonia 0
Nitrites 0
Nitrates up to 5

I have a cycle happening
 

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0 ammonia again today.
I’ve also added another FX6, which I know 2 FX6s is overkill but I cannot have this happen again. At least now if I go away and one fails the other is big enough to run the tank by itself.

So should I proceed feeding but with caution? Normally I fed twice daily…should I fed once daily or once every other day or just go back to normal just ease off a little.

thanks for your help
 

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1X daily with one fasting day/week is plenty. Don't feed double the amount just because you are feeding 1/2 as often. What they can eat in 30 seconds. OK to feed now.
 

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Ok I’ll do that from now on. Thank you for all your help and support. Not sure my missus gets it or maybe non fish keepers but it’s really stressful when things go wrong.
Thanks again I appreciate it
 

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Last quick question…..should I do my water change as normal this week? I normally do a 50% water change weekly. Just thinking as the tank has just caught up again should I try to prolong the water change? Thanks
 

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Water changes do not harm the beneficial bacteria. If nitrate has been accumulating as it should when the "bacteria" are healthy, there is no reason to skip or delay the water change. You might skip vacuuming the substrate or scraping the glass or cleaning the decor however.
 
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