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Old 06-07-2011, 05:10 PM   #1
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Hi ya'll. I fished a fishelsss cycle and then did a large water change to get ready for fish. I tested after and realized my local water has Ammonia in it. About .5 PPM. Is this going to be an issue with fish? What do I need to do to correct it?
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If the tank is cycled it shouldn't be a big problem, the bacteria should be able to process the ammonia (just like the ammonia your fish and plants release). I don't think .5ppm is gonna be too bad as long as you aren't doing major pwc's, like 70-80%
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That means you have chloramine rather than chlorine in your water. Make sure you use a conditioner that works with chloramine as well, as some only treat chlorine. If you use a conditioner like Prime, it detoxifies the ammonia for a couple days, which allows the biofilter to take care of it before the fish are affected.
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Prime should handle that.
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That means you have chloramine rather than chlorine in your water. Make sure you use a conditioner that works with chloramine as well, as some only treat chlorine. If you use a conditioner like Prime, it detoxifies the ammonia for a couple days, which allows the biofilter to take care of it before the fish are affected.
Thanks. I will pick that up today with everything else. day. I am so excited.
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