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    Hello everyone

    I thought I would try something, watch the results and share.
    I have deliberately not done a single WC for 2 weeks in my main tank and just checked levels now.
    pH 6.8
    Ammonia 0

    Fish are looking great, eating well and growing at a truly phenomenal rate.

    I honestly feel the stability I have achieved is due to the following:
    1. Fluval Canister
    2. Biolife HOB Filter
    3. Letting new water rest a few days before adding to new tank

    Hope this helps others
     
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    Hi Mo
    While you may not detect an initial increase in ammonia etc... your TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) will increase. These include salts, minerals and heavy metals which will be miniscule initially but will build up over time. Excess TDS puts a lot of strain on your fish's kidney's... bear that in mind.
     
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    +1 especially Discus...
     
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    Ammonia should always be 0, the NO3 is where the problem is and that is what builds up, discus dont like NO3 much above 10ppm
     
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    How often you water change or do top ups depends of course on a host of variables - the age of the setup, what type of tank system you have, live stock, bio load, seriously into plants or hate them, filtration and so on. There's no rule here, some tanks might only need it once a month or more others bi weekly or even daily when setting up an ADA tank. So how long is your piece of string and how many knots does it have, only you know or will find out ? ;D
     
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    +1 x 1000 lol
     
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    Mo, just a reminder... YOU HAVE DISCUS! :p :laughing7:
     
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