CJhilljack Posted January 13 Share Posted January 13 I rebuilt my 1 gallon jararium Dec 30th. Yesterday, I noticed a bit of cloudiness that I'm pretty sure is bacterial bloom. Yesterdays test results were Ammonia .50, Nitrite 0, Nitrate 5.0 - I did a 20% water change, and I also did a water change on the weekend, also 25%, which I'm not sure I should have been doing. It seems some folks say they do daily water changes on a new tank, but other says leave it alone the first 3 weeks. Results today are: Ammonia 1.0, Nitrite 0, Nitrate 0. I was just reading it's best to ride these bacterial blooms out unless Ammonia spikes. This makes sense, but at what point does the ammonia level trigger a water change? Since this was a rebuild, it has the same plants and snails that were originally in the jar, but the snails don't seem to be in distress so far. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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