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Old 04-29-2014, 10:14 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by KylieB123 View Post
the water is 76 degrees and the ph is a about 7.5

Ok I've just calculated your TOXIC ammonia to be 0.033

The are two forms of ammonia. Free ammonia nh3 (toxic) and ammonium nh4 (non toxic).

Your liquid test kit (assuming you are using the liquid kind) measures the combined total of these two forms of ammonia. The better news is that only a percentage of that total is harmful to the fish and that based on the total ammonia (TAN), ph and temperature.

Your free toxic ammonia come out at around. 0.033ppm. The threshold is around 0.025ppm and anything above 0.05ppm is damaging the fish.

So you are in the middle and need to take extra care. The good news is that your fish are probably ok unless your Total ammonia exceeds 2ppm.

To be 100% sure you need to keep total ammonia no higher than 0.5ppm by doing daily water changes of how ever much water is required. Cut back on feeding also to once a day a very tiny pinch until the cycle is complete.

Hope this makes sense.

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Old 04-29-2014, 10:18 AM   #12
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I do have a liquid test kit thanks for the advice I'll cut back on feeding

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