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Old 10-26-2005, 08:04 PM   #11
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Do whatever size bring the ammonia down to zero. As long as the new water has been mixed with the proper protocol mentioned above, no size change will be as stressful as the ammonia in the existing water (and large changes in general are not stressful).

If you think more fish are in imminent danger, you could also use a product such as Amquel that detoxifies ammonia but does not remove it...and thus does not hurt your biofilter.
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i lost a kole tang, ocellaris clown, lawnmower blenny, fire shrimp, and yellow tailed damsel (!) quite the catasrophe, i'm pretty bummed about it because i'm generally the type of person who prides myself in doing things with a minimal amount of ignorance. about curing the water and bringing it up to temp - could anyone tell me their process for doing this? i'm using a kent maxxima ro/di so atleast i got that part right.
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I use 35 gallon rubbermaid trash cans. I throw a heater and a mag pump in to get the water moving. Bring up the SG to the correct level and let it stir for at least 24 hours.
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I do the same thing, although for the first few changes of each new bucket of salt I also test the PH, Alk, and Calcium to verify the consistency.
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Do whatever size bring the ammonia down to zero. As long as the new water has been mixed with the proper protocol mentioned above, no size change will be as stressful as the ammonia in the existing water (and large changes in general are not stressful).
I agree, that is why I suggested a much larger water change.
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thanks for the input everyone, where would i be without this forum. I'm going to continue with water changes, and keep my fingers crossed. BUT today, I tested my mix water (rodi) and i couldn't believe it but I got about 0.25 ammonia in that water too. tested three times, the water was mixed last night, and I added salt last night as well. It was cold, so I warmed the sample up by running the test tube under hot water for a bit, and retested. still 0.25. the filter is not that old - used it for the first time this summer. water was sitting in the filter for a couple months between uses (tested it when i purchased it, before setup of aquarium) - could this have done something? tested tap water - 0 ammonia. could a poor filter cause ammonia? AHHH
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Sounds like your test kit may be bad.. Have a LFS test it... What brand of test kit.
I use the salifert kits and they are great.
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Old 10-28-2005, 01:18 AM   #18
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Interesting, the fact that out of your RO/DI shows ammonia but your tap doesn't shows your test kit is picking up something, but it is definitely odd. I would definitely take a sample to the LFS for verification.

You may want to take the Amquel route until you figure out if you are actually putting ammonia right back into the tank or not.
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Is there a slight chance that the NH3 was in the salt mix guys?
In other words did you test for ammonia before you put the salt in your RO/DI water?
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