Originally Posted by snowdude
Keep tabs on ammonia and nitrite daily to monitor the progress.
I do testing, and its the same everyday. I test my QT
and display everyday. I am using a buffer in both to raise the PH
. Could this be a reason for the spike? So what do i do if the ammonia does not go down? PLEASE help, i have had my tank for 4 months now. its a 65 gal
If there are no live animals in either tank, just let them run until they cycle properly and no longer show traces of NH3
. If either tank has any animals, you need to keep up with the water changes (sometimes daily) to keep the ammonia in check.
A buffer will not contribute to ammonia unless you are either spiking the pH/alk
severly causing fauna die off. Be sure that prior to each addition of buffer you test both to see where they are and determine the proper dosage if any. I would suggest that you rely more on the water changes at this point to correct the chem. Low pH is typically from low GPH
and/or covered tanks. Depending on how much LR
was added, it will also play havock with the pH.