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Old 11-14-2010, 05:30 AM   #1
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I put a 25% ammonium hydroxide in my tank

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So I put a 25% ammonium hydroxide to my tank. Apparently, I have a high reading of ammonia. Should I do a water change?
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Why did you put ammonia in your tank? to cycle it? 25% ammonia hydroxide means 75% water, 25% ammonia (if I'm not mistaken). before we can answer whether you should do a water change, you will have to tell us what you're plans are and what the ammonia reading is.
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+1. Are you cycling this tank? What is the substrate?
Do you have any rock in the tank?

Please describe the tank in full and tell us your plans.
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I want to cycle my tank. I have gravels and few decorations inside my tank. I do not have an exact reading but the color (through my API test kits) turns out to be dark green like the color of a moss.

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then what is the reading if u compared to your API test kits...??? the highest..??
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then what is the reading if u compared to your API test kits...??? the highest..??
It's more than 8 ppm.
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It's more than 8 ppm.
okay...i read most of people here maintain their ammonia 1-4ppm...not more than that...mine i was maintain 1ppm(cycling process)...what is the reading for nitrite and nitrates..???
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If it's reading 8 on the API, you'll want to do a 50% water change to get it down to 4. With a reading that high, the ammonia will actually kill the bacteria that eats it and your cycle will take a very long time to complete. When cycling, a reading of 1-4ppm is all you need, that gives the bacteria food and doesn't hinder their reproduction.
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When I cycled my tank with uncured LR my ammonia got that high (not to mention the smell). My cycle took a somewhat normal 4 week period and I was totally amazed at what lived through it (pods, mini-stars, dusters, sponges, etc.).
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