Nitrifying bacteria

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Nitrifying bacteria

by zambize

How long after adding nitrifying bacteria to a tank can you do a water change without risking sucking out the newly added bacteria?


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by JazzyD_KingRoy

My guess would be 1 week, 2 at the most...

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by a1k8t31524

the bacteria is mostly in substrate, filters, decor ect.....there is very little in the actual water...... so as long as you dont do a really good vaccume and a media change all at the same time i would say a day or to......and as long as you are not adding a massive amount more bioload everything should be fine

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