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Old 04-09-2014, 02:19 PM   #11
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Sounds like a cycling problem. Water changes is your best bet. And a ton of beneficial bacteria. I'm not home right now but when I get home I'll put up a picture of the one I used. I was lucky enough to use it and had perfect levels for 2 months already. So everything worked. The thing is I added 50% of water from my other tank and the same filter media. But new filter. Everything worked great for my parrots.
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Old 04-10-2014, 03:49 PM   #12
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Ok thank you so much for all the help
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Old 04-11-2014, 09:00 AM   #13
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Do you still want to know which bacteria it was.
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Old 04-11-2014, 09:16 AM   #14
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Have you been doing big water changes to keep your amm levels tolerable?
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Old 04-11-2014, 09:20 AM   #15
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Others seem to be right on the spot.
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Old 04-11-2014, 10:50 PM   #16
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Blood parrot problems

SEACHEMS STABILITY STAT! Also they have ammonia removing media you can throw in the filter. Until then, water change water change water change. I know it's pretty common for people to say don't change more than 50% of the water at a time, but in this case I would get the ammonia out of there, drain the tank to just enough for them to swim in. (Like 10 gallons) then add 10, remove 10, add 10, remove 10, add ten remove ten. Do the math, (basically doubling the amount of water, cut it in half, double cut in half, each time you do that your cutting the ammonia in half. When it's close to zero, refill the tank (which will distill it even more, down to trace amounts.) Add a big dose, maybe more than recommended of Seachems Stability, and follow the instructions, I.e. Turning off UV filter. I'm sure others will condemn this, because it will stress the fish, but let's be honest, the fish are already stressed. Get the ammonia out of there, check it often, use stability, and be ready to go through a similar battle with Nitrites. Good luck, but seriously: Stability. Click image for larger version

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Also I forgot to mention, if you do this, make sure the water your putting in is treated with Seachems Prime, and matches the temperature of the water in the tank.
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I will have to give that a shot. Yes been doing lots of water changes
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Old 04-12-2014, 07:44 PM   #19
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Once the ammonia is under control, keep your eye out for Nitrites, if you use stability, you might be ok, but there is still a chance of Nitrites popping up, which are just as, if not more dangerous as ammonia. After 5-6 weeks you should be in the clear. Just monitor the NitrATES. I try to keep mine between 0-20ppm. The only way to remove Nitrates is doing a water change (or some plants)
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Well I lost all three of my fish ammonia came down but had nitrites to and they all died last night
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