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Old 05-31-2006, 05:50 PM   #1
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Hey, I was just wondering if using ammonia lock is safe for fish and is recommended. My ammonia levels were at 0 until I added a Koran Angel. He has only been in their for a day and the ammonia levels jumped to somewhere between 0 and .25 (color is in between on test kit). Should I let the tank take care of it naturally or is this harmful enough where it should bet taken care of immediatly?
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Are your plastic decorations hollow in the bottom? The reason I ask is I saw a post where the water was becoming stagnant inside the deco, and if I remember correctly, that caused an ammonia spike....
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Old 05-31-2006, 05:57 PM   #3
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If your tank is well established and is more than 20 gallons then I would let the tank take care of itself. Check the level in a few days. 0.25 isn't anything to worry about. If it goes up more then try a 10-15% water change before this ammonia lock stuff.
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By any chance did u put the Koran Angel in the 29g tank that u have listed on ur info page. If so that tank is wayyyyy too small for that fish. May be part of the problem, may not be.

PS Ammonia Lock is a waste of money.
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I just had my tank crash last weekend and I am worried now that maybe it is due to the plastic (hollowed out inside) decoration I have in my tank. I feel I need to take it out but what is the best way to go about doing it. I know that sounds funny but my concern is that if it is from this decoration, should I remove as I am doing a water change and hold the vaccum by where I am going to lift up the decoration and expose this water that is underneath so that maybe it gets sucked up in the vacuum and out of the tank. I am on the down side hopefully of my water getting back to normal and don't want to mess up things again but now I feel that I should remove that rock decoration although I like it very much.
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hold the vaccum by where I am going to lift up the decoration
That sounds like a plan.

Did the ammonia come down at all, yet?
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Haven't been able to check it yet. I do not own my own test kit yet. I believe it has because the fish and water look better.
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Well, I ended up taking down my tank because of financial issues. I am hoping to be back up by the first of the year. I just want to caution anyone using plastic hollowed out decorations. When I lifted up the hollowed out rock in my tank, you could smell the stinch from across the room. I am now wondering if that was the problem to begin with. I will not use these any longer in my tank. Hope to be flowing again real soon. Thanks for all of the advice yall have given me along the way.
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Dang, sorry to hear that!
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Sorry, But in the future I would just do PWC instead of any chems. Much safer
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