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PostSubject: HMA in new tanks   Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:29 pm

Hi, With HMA water can you use it to fill a new tank and then add your fish or is it used for topping up after you have cycled your tank,Regards Tony....... Bit of a newby so sorry if its an obvious answer Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: HMA in new tanks   Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:29 pm

you can use it for both. If you are using it to fill an new tank then just like any new tank you have to let it cycle. Cycling in the process where by good bacteria build up in the filter. these bacteria eat ammonia and break it down into nitrite. then more good bacteria come along and eat the nitrite and turn it into nitrate. which we then remove by doing regular water changes. this process can take up to a month.

once the tank is cycled then you can use HMA water to do you water changes as well. In fact it is really good for bristlenose as they like the soft water and the HMA filters will help in getting the right water conditions. Unlike RO water it wont remove all of the KH and GH, HMA filters are as the name suggests (Heavy Metal Axe) are designed to remove heavy metals as well as cholorine, and bacteria.


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PostSubject: HMA in new tanks   Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:58 pm

Thanks for that Doug, pretty much what i thought but seeing it wrote down so clearly on the page has got it clear in my mind thanks again.Regards Tony.
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PostSubject: Re: HMA in new tanks   Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:07 pm

no worries mate, glad to help Smile

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