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Ammonia

Discussion in 'Aquarium Equipment & Decor' started by bouncer36, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. HBIC

    HBIC Need help??? That's what we're here for :)

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    I could see why you would be having this problem in your goldie tank but not in the other.
     
  2. bouncer36

    bouncer36 Thread Starter Member

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    bouncer36 Thread Starter Member

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    Check my water again today and phone is 7.6, ammonia is still 0.25, nitrite is 0, nitrate is 0 so done another water change will be tested it tomorrow
     
  4. bouncer36

    bouncer36 Thread Starter Member

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    Well I finely tested my water parameters and ph is 7.6 and ammonia is 0, nirtrites is 0, and nitrates is 0.
     
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  5. bouncer36

    bouncer36 Thread Starter Member

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    Well it was August 9th when I check my water so. It been awoke since I did a water change so yesterday I did a 15 to 25% water change and today I check the water. And the ph is 7.0, ammonia is 0.25, nitrite is 0, and nitrate is 5.0. So do I do another water change or wait a couple days
     
  6. HBIC

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    I would do another water change, you may have already answered this but have you checked your tap water for ammonia?
     
  7. bouncer36

    bouncer36 Thread Starter Member

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    Yes before when I was having proplem with it won't be able to do another water change until Sunday I work both jobs Friday and saterday
     
  8. HBIC

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    I would get it done as soon as possible, just to be on the safe side so that it doesn't rise any further.
     
  9. bouncer36

    bouncer36 Thread Starter Member

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    Ok Sunday morning I will check the water again if the ammonia is still 0.25 then I will do another wc on it. How often do you do a water change on it after I get it cleared up again?
     
  10. bouncer36

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    It was fine untill done a wc maybe I should of left it alone :eek:
     
  11. HBIC

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    It is odd that the ammonia increases with water changes, I know you have said you checked your tap for ammonia but I cannot help but think that is where the ammonia is coming from. As to your other question keep the ammonia at 0 through water changes and after that I do at least 50% weekly on my tanks.
     
  12. bouncer36

    bouncer36 Thread Starter Member

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    Tomorrow I will chech my tap water again along with my tank
     
  13. HBIC

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    I will be interested to see your results, perhaps something has changed in your tap water since you last checked.
     
  14. bouncer36

    bouncer36 Thread Starter Member

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    Well this is strange ok after church I came home was going to check the ammonia in my fish tank before I do the water change. So I get a tube of my tank water and another tube of tap water so put the stuff in each tube shake them time them for 5 MIN. And they both was yellow which is 0 so I don't have to do a water change yay
     
  15. HBIC

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    That sounds good, keep in mind however that water changes don't just control ammonia, are your trates and trites in line as well?
     
  16. bouncer36

    bouncer36 Thread Starter Member

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    Yes the nitrites was 0, nitrates was 5.0
     
  17. HBIC

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    Sounds great, hopefully the ammonia behaves now :)
     
  18. bouncer36

    bouncer36 Thread Starter Member

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    Seems to be fine until I do a little water change
     
  19. HBIC

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    When you are doing your water changes are you also cleaning the filters, perhaps you are seeing a die off of some beneficial bacteria causing a small cycle to happen?
     
  20. bouncer36

    bouncer36 Thread Starter Member

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    No not really been rinsing the filter in the fish water that I have taken out of tank