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Old 09-19-2013, 10:29 PM   #1
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ammonia

I have a 55 gallon tank I just switched from a 40 my skimmer is a coral reef 100 I recently did test and my ammonia is at 0.25 I know this is bad how can I fix
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:26 AM   #2
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how long ago did you set the tank up. ammonia should not be present in n established tank as beneficial bacteria would be present to deal with this. best thing to do is a big water change. but if it is a new tank set up over time the issues will get less as the tank cycles
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I just moved from a 40 to a 55 when I had the 40 up for 3 months it tested fine once I did the transfer is when it spiked
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Yeah they must be some die off or something, I would just keep an eye on it and do regualr water changes until it is at 0 and staying there as the last thing you want is for the stock to be put at risk.
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:38 AM   #5
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Lucky for me I have no fish yet just inverts so they are all doing fine I will hang in their and run test frequently to make sure it doesn't spike higher I will also do a 10 gallon water change weekly to see if this helps thanks for all the help
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personally if you can I would do it twice a week at the start just to be sure but just my opinion. and tbh if its only a small amount of ammonia may only take a week or two to get down to zero. just keep an eye on it though as ammonia is dangerous to fish inverts and corals so obv if the levels get too much it could kill your inverts too
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Ok will do 2 times a week thanks I have had freshwater for 10 yes new to salt loving the knowledge of what it takes to maintain and setup tho so much more fun
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how is your tank and readings?
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:11 AM   #9
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Zero on the ammonia my readings look good man thanks for all the help
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Old 09-25-2013, 03:22 PM   #10
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No worries just glad tanks ok it's horrible when worried bout stuff going wrong
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