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Old 10-19-2018, 08:53 AM   #1
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Hellp I placed two root tabs under two completely separate plants in my 25 gallon aquarium yesterday and now this is happening Click image for larger version

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Old 10-19-2018, 09:16 AM   #2
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What was in the root tabs?

The pH was not altered by the tabs.

The only thing that would cause ammonia is if there is a urea source, or ammonium nitrogen source in the root tabs. If not, than something else is causing the trace amounts of ammonia.

Was the tank cycled?
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Old 10-19-2018, 09:24 AM   #3
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I have no idea this is the package and why the tabs look like. The ph used to be a little higher that that but it went down. One of those fish in the picture have started to come around and liven back up but the other is still not doing so good
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I have no idea this is the package and why the tabs look like. The ph used to be a little higher that that but it went down. One of those fish in the picture have started to come around and liven back up but the other is still not doing so good
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Was the tank cycled?
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Was the tank cycled?


They have been in this tank for over a week and were perfectly fine, swimming around swimming in the bubbles and current. Then like I said I put the root tabs in last night and that is what I woke up to
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They have been in this tank for over a week and were perfectly fine, swimming around swimming in the bubbles and current. Then like I said I put the root tabs in last night and that is what I woke up to
Was the tank properly cycled?
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Was the tank properly cycled?


I don’t know what you mean by that. If the cycling was the problem wouldn’t it have affected them before the root tabs. All I done was change the tank size over a week ago and most of the water every thing else except the plants is the same
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I don’t know what you mean by that. If the cycling was the problem wouldn’t it have affected them before the root tabs. All I done was change the tank size over a week ago and most of the water every thing else except the plants is the same
Cycling is the process of establishing the filter's beneficial bacteria.

If you set up a tank and do not build up the bacteria, you will have ammonia readings.

1 week is about right for a fish to succumb to ammonia poisoning.

How long have the fish been in the new tank? How long was the old tank set up for?

I think it's just a coincidence that you put tabs in, and ammonia poisoning occurred.
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I tested the ammonia that picture is in the original post so I wouldn’t be that
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