resetting up tank

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquariums' started by owowsedthecow, May 26, 2012.

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  1. owowsedthecow

    owowsedthecow Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    so i have a tank that hasn't had fish or been running for sometime now. water tested fine aside from the ph its slightly low. would it be a bad to introduce a fish?
     
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  3. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    That depends on how many you add at once. Your biological filter is almost non-existent since it has been fallow for sometime. Also if the water has had no circulation then you will most likely have anaerobic bacteria in your substrate and that will be bad for your new fish and any bacteria being introduced.

    I would thoroughly clean the tank, filter and substrate and start over as if it was a new tank.