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yikes emergency water issue

Posted By: erik <kuhli@shaw.ca>
Date: Sunday, 3 November 2002, at 4:12 p.m.

I just switched my 15 tall into a 33 long last night. I used all the water,gravel filter etc for the 30. I had an aquaclear mini plus two AC 4000 power heads with lg quickfilters with floss and sponge added internally.
Well I did a test this morning here it is
nitrites 0.25
ammonia off the chart ,i think
kh 60 mg
gh 60 mg
ph 7.4
Yikes 20% water change and an emergency dose (5x standard) of seachem prime. My poor fish that must have felt awful for them. My ammonia is now at 1.2
my test kit say in conjuction with my ph it's still in the green but it used to be almost 0 before.
I guess I'm going through a mini cycle, I was hoping to avoid this, epecially with a fu