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Old 02-28-2011, 09:14 PM   #61
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2/28/11
40% PWC
pH 8.0
High pH 7.8
Ammonia .25
Nitrite .10
Nitrate 2.0
Temp 76
Still light white cloudy water. Hopefully this will go away in the near future...
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Old 02-28-2011, 09:17 PM   #62
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It will. Give it a few days...
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Old 03-02-2011, 07:26 PM   #63
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Today found a poor neon passed. Did a PWC 2 days in a row and also one today. Water is still kinda white cloudy and my test was shocking. (to me)
pH 8.0
HpH 7.5
Ammonia .40!!!!
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Should I do a second PWC today? Add ammonia remover?? Or is this the Ammonia spike I've been waiting for and hope the lil' guys survive???
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Also noticed the fish are staying closer to the top, not gasping just swimming high. And noticed the neon's color was different (more pale than the rest) last night...
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neons are very sensitive to ammonia. I would get the ammonia back down below 0.25 for their sake. There are a really hard to fish to keep alive during a cycle.
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Do you think I adding some remover AND a PWC is the best course of action. And will adding remover mess with the cycle?
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Personally, I wouldn't add any chemicals but prime (or another dechlor). I would just do PWCs. Clean water is the key.
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+1 fort. Remover will destroy your cycle. Don't go there.
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Thanks guys. So I should expect doing multiple PWC's for the next few weeks, or until thing get under control. Prime is the ONLY thing I've put in the tank!
How long should the spike to last?
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I say don't add anything else and wait for the cycle to be over. Check your filter, sometimes something nasty might be stuck in there. Personal experience lol. Do an 80% water change to jackknife that ammonia down. Some amquel+ helped when my ammonia spiked during the cycle. Add 1tsp. (5ml) and wait. Should be good. Don't do both though! Lol almost forgot to add that! Good luck!
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