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Old 07-12-2015, 03:17 PM   #11
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Anyways, tested my water today and the ammonia still hasn't gone up. What's the best method to raise ammonia? I'm using pellet food and just letting it decompose. Should I use something else?

I'm not sure what livestock I'll be going with. Not many fish 3-4 fish maximum

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I'd think frozen food or a cocktail shrimp is better as the dry foods are full of phosphates.
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I'd think frozen food or a cocktail shrimp is better as the dry foods are full of phosphates.
Just took a chunk of frozen mysis shrimp and put it in the tank. Hoping to see a spike in ammonia in the next few days

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Alright so I still haven't gotten a spike in ammonia. I'm using API master test kit. Could it be that it's gone bad and not reading properly anymore?

In hopes of raising ammonia I put some small cocktail shrimp in the media basket that comes with the Fusion 20.

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Your LFS gave your porous balls with bacteria colony in it. Maybe you're cycled..
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Your LFS gave your porous balls with bacteria colony in it. Maybe you're cycled..
I'm reading 0 Nitrite and Nitrate also
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It sounds like you only pushed .25ppm ammonia through at nitrate. If you have 0 ammonia and 0 nitrite then obviously it's converted the original ammonia to nitrate. Your color change will be next to none.
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It sounds like you only pushed .25ppm ammonia through at nitrate. If you have 0 ammonia and 0 nitrite then obviously it's converted the original ammonia to nitrate. Your color change will be next to none.
What do you suggest I do?

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Put a fish in there!
I agree something cheap and hardy but not a damsel haha. Don't necessarily feed too much right away, all your dry rock is establishing and that process will be 2-6 weeks depending on flow and how much seeded media you got.
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