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Old 11-04-2012, 08:18 PM   #1
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Hello again, I have been having problems with my tank getting started up. I had no choose at the time to use tap water and yes I know it's was not a good idea, but my tap water has a reading of ammonia 0.25. So I went out and got a RO Filter, I haven't gotten it set up yet had no power, so I have did two water changes,25%& 50% with RO water I bought and ready to go saltwater.I still am getting a reading of 0.25. I have no fish in yet, only live rock and sand.

~ Should I just keep doing daily water changes with RO water to get the ammonia level down?

~should I use ammo lock also in my tank?

~should I ghost feed again or just keep doing water change till ammonia is gone?

Ps-- got skimmer,cascade filter running, lights I turn on once in a while, and power head going.

Thanks again.
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:35 PM   #2
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It could just be an inaccurate reading. If its API they always show some ammonia. So you could have 0.
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It could just be an inaccurate reading. If its API they always show some ammonia. So you could have 0.
(-_-) are you serious!?!? Yes I am using a API test kit. There any other good test kits I can use to test with??
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Salifert. Usually very accurate. And yes API can read high ammonia lol.
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Salifert. Usually very accurate. And yes API can read high ammonia lol.
I've tested the RO water and everything came back as 0. Can it still be reading inaccurate??
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:11 PM   #6
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Ehh...... Now it seems like you actually have 0.25.,,,, idk. I would just try to get it to a reading of 0. If it doesn't go down after 4 back to back (day to day) pwcs then it's showing the results wrong. Do 25% a day.
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