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Old 10-30-2013, 12:45 PM   #11
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Test your tap water for ammonia..I tested Myne and came up with between. .25 and .5 ppm..
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Old 10-30-2013, 10:01 PM   #12
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thanks evo8. I tested the tap water. its on 0 ammonia.

tested the tank its still on 0.25 ammonia, 10 nitrate and 0 nitrite.

ill guess ill keep testing the aquarium for the next few days and hopefully itll drop without feeding the fish for a few days. if it still hasn't dropped, guess ill do a water change.
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try testing your fuge water also..
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Old 10-31-2013, 11:33 PM   #14
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Day 1: originally ammonia on 0.25, nitrite 0 and nitrate 10
Day 2: ammonia still on 0.25 nitrite 0 and nitrate has moved down to 5.

Also tested ammonia in the fuge Evo8, it's on 0.25.

Is there any reason why nitrate has dropped to 5 and ammonia hasn't changed?? I double tested the nitrate to make sure and it's definitely moved to 5. I always thought the cycle was ammonia-nitrite-nitrate, shouldn't ammonia be dropping and not the nitrate??

Is it possible that there may be a whole bunch of fish crap under some live rock or something that's causing all this???

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Possibly..and that is weird your nitrates went down.. .25 is minimal ammonia (still toxic though) so the nitrates might nor be reacting as one would think..is there any dead spots in your tank? Maybe an accumulation of food in a corner somewhere?
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I think i've found the source of this ammonia. I tested for ammonia in my spare tank, it's a 200l tank that i use to make sea water for water changes. The test in the spare tank has 0.25 ammonia!!! how?? all it is, is a tank with a powerhead to mix the salt with the water and a heater, and the only chemical i use is a DE-chlorine chemical.

Also tested ammonia on the tap where i get the water from to put in the spare tank and it's on 0 ammonia.

Can sea-salt carry ammonia???? has anyone ever experienced this????

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I think i've found the source of this ammonia. I tested for ammonia in my spare tank, it's a 200l tank that i use to make sea water for water changes. The test in the spare tank has 0.25 ammonia!!! how?? all it is, is a tank with a powerhead to mix the salt with the water and a heater, and the only chemical i use is a DE-chlorine chemical.

Also tested ammonia on the tap where i get the water from to put in the spare tank and it's on 0 ammonia.

Can sea-salt carry ammonia???? has anyone ever experienced this????

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the only thing i can think of right now, is it's going threw a cycle seeing as it's an empty spare tank..you must keep an ammonia source in there to keep it going..perhaps a blue damsel? maybe all the good bacteria died because it had "nothing to eat" (no ammonia source) and kickstarted a cycle..
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