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Old 04-06-2004, 11:09 PM   #1
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ok, got a problem

i tested my water tonight for the first time in three days. and my ammonia is 2.0!

i immediatly did a 8% water change.

any ideas what it could be from ? i have no dead critters that i see(lots of rock), i don't over feed. i had a montipora capricornus frag that got broke off by my turbos. do you think that could have done it?

will this go away? should i continue to do water changes till its down again?

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Old 04-06-2004, 11:15 PM   #2
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8% is not much, I would do 25 to 40 %. then test again. If it's still reading very high then take a sample to you lfs. you test kit might be contaminated. 8O
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Old 04-06-2004, 11:17 PM   #3
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Is there anything dying in the tank? At that ammonia level, things in your tank should be dropping like flies and at the very least showing some serious signs of distress. What additives are you using when doing water changes. And simply cause I gotta ask...8%??????
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it might have been all he had mixed up at the time
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Old 04-07-2004, 09:02 AM   #5
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i did, thats all i had mixed up at the time. no signs of distress. the only thing i can think of is the frag might of died. i filled my 30 gallon tub last night and its all filled now so i'll retest and then do anouther change.


i only have been adding trace elements to water changes , anything you can reccomend my calcium is 450, nitrirte and nitrates are at 0. hopefully it's just a mistake.

if not, what else should i do?

i have some dead culerpa in my fuge, could that be it? should i remove it or is it good to degrade in the tank?

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I don't think the death of a sps coral frag would cause such an ammonia spike. Like RR said, are there any other fish, snails or inverts in the tank? Cuz if the ammonia really is 2.0 they should be dead or very stressed.
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i think my container must have been contaminated. i retested the water and it is only .25. phew!! gotta a scare still gonna do anouther water change today.

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