Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 01-29-2005, 12:44 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: kansas
Posts: 297
ammonia

in what level of ammonia will kill interverbrates?
__________________

__________________
leesanhua is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2005, 12:52 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: texas
Posts: 1,510
Any ammonia at all is bad. Different inverts react to different levels of amm. You shouldn't ever have more than the minimum on your test kit (.25) unless you have just started out or have added too many fish at once or have had something die in your tank. It needs to be zero.
__________________

__________________
Good luck! Kat
90 malawia cichlid
55 planted tropical community
http://www.aquarank.com/in.php?id=fishfree
electrikat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2005, 12:54 AM   #3
AA Team Emeritus
 
Devilishturtles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Frederick, Maryland
Posts: 8,544
Send a message via Yahoo to Devilishturtles
Agreed. I wouldn't put anything in ammonia more than .25 ppm. Ammonia is very toxic to fish especially, and inverts as well.
__________________
-Lindsay

Live in the Western MD/West Virginia/DC Metro Area?
Join our very active regional forum Here

Like the advice someone just gave you? Add to their reputation! Click on the balance icon underneath their username and let them know.
Devilishturtles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2005, 01:04 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 5,832
Send a message via Yahoo to quarryshark
IMO ammonia should be at 0 ppm any time you have animals in the system. Even low levels of ammonia are especially toxic to invert.
If you question your ammonia level, you should take a sample to your LFS for comparison. Some test kits are notoriously inaccurate.
__________________
quarryshark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2005, 01:05 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: kansas
Posts: 297
it's a 7 days newly set up tank. LR just arrived and came with some interverbrates too.. so i was wondering... whether they can survive?
__________________
leesanhua is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2005, 01:10 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 5,832
Send a message via Yahoo to quarryshark
Quote:
it's a 7 days newly set up tank. LR just arrived and came with some interverbrates too.. so i was wondering... whether they can survive?
With what they have been through, they will probably survive. Optimal water quality is nessary for the long term survival of these creatues just like anything else you may add to the system.
A cycle is a needed part of any young system. If they survived the transport, they will probably survive the cycle.
__________________
quarryshark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2005, 01:15 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: kansas
Posts: 297
one more thing. what is this? are they good?
__________________
leesanhua is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2005, 01:28 AM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 5,832
Send a message via Yahoo to quarryshark
Looks like the pest anemone Anemonia Majano. I recieved a few of these in my LR.com shipment. They are considered a pest and should be removed by mechanical means. My Maculosus angel picked mine apart before they became much of a problem.
They are not glass aptaisa and are not a huge pest, I wouldn't stress too much over them unless you see them multiply.
__________________
quarryshark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2005, 01:51 AM   #9
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: kansas
Posts: 297
would it be "aptasia"?

ammonia reading is 2.0ppm. is this normal?
__________________
leesanhua is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2005, 09:04 AM   #10
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Rocky Mount VA
Posts: 943
It is similar to aptasia and can use joes juice to rid the tank of it. You can see the clear arms with the bands not like aptasia. Like QS said if they are not spreading just enjoy. I have 3 aptasia that I leave in the tank. My peppermint shrimp eats all th small one and new ones but wont touch these big ones. As long as they are kept in check it is OK.
__________________

__________________
Vote for AquariumAdvice

28gal bowfront
40lbs livesand(bag from LFS), 30lbs live rock(LR.com)
2 O. Clowns
1 peppermint shrimp, 5 red leg hermit crabs,
4 mexican turbo snails, 15 nassarius snails
ricordea mushroom, candy cane coral,
super color polyps, hairy mushrooms
bubble coral, hawiian feather duster
coralife lunar 2x65, HOT magnum canister
10 Gal refugium(chaeto) & seaclone skimmer
RMPD109 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
ammonia

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ammonia Blackadder Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 7 05-23-2006 11:03 AM
ammonia in QT dax29 Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 3 03-29-2005 11:44 AM
Found Ammonia for you fishless ammonia cyclers at Ace TomK2 Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 11 03-22-2005 05:06 PM
cant get ammonia down Dayna Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 5 04-13-2004 11:56 PM
ammonia krap101 Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 12 03-09-2004 06:38 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:46 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.