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Old 07-30-2014, 04:42 PM   #1
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Ammonia spike!!

I walked into the basement to find my kole tang on the powerhead lifeless. I did some tests and found that I had 2 ppm of ammonia. I do 10% weekly water changes feed once every other day and have two clowns and strawberry basselet. Its a 90 gallon tank. What couldve caused the spike? The tank is cycled. Could the nori I put in the tank caused this spike?
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Old 07-30-2014, 05:33 PM   #2
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How long has the system been up?

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Old 07-30-2014, 05:48 PM   #3
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Old 07-30-2014, 05:49 PM   #4
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Have you added any live rock recently?

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No only one piece when I first started out
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I just retested and the ammonia came to 0-.25 so It may have been a faulty test. I think the ammonia was from the fish decay
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How were the other parameters?

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I tested nitrate and it was at 5 ppm
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Old 07-30-2014, 06:10 PM   #9
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Im thinking the same thing. Keep an eye on the other fish and test every other day or so.

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Someone more knowledgeable may chime in.

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