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Old 11-21-2013, 10:11 PM   #71
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I had a Chromis die a few days ago. Could this cause a spike? I can't find the dead fish.
It could , every system is different .
But depending on the size of tank and fish
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Old 11-23-2013, 10:27 PM   #72
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So my ammonia is still between 0-0.25ppm. I'll be doing a water change tomorrow.
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Old 11-23-2013, 11:21 PM   #73
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So my ammonia is still between 0-0.25ppm. I'll be doing a water change tomorrow.
There is something not right with either your system or tests .
There shouldn't be any traces of ammonia at all
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Old 11-24-2013, 12:28 AM   #74
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There is something not right with either your system or tests .
There shouldn't be any traces of ammonia at all
Theres a dead fish still hidden somewhere in the tank. To the OP, id say youre best bet is to find the dead fish first, if not itll continue to give you problems until its completely decomposed
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Old 11-24-2013, 10:15 AM   #75
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Theres a dead fish still hidden somewhere in the tank. To the OP, id say youre best bet is to find the dead fish first, if not itll continue to give you problems until its completely decomposed
It's only a small fish , shouldn't there be enough BB to convert the ammonia ?
I know I can leave a raw shrimp in mine and not even notice a difference
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Every setups different. I still wouldnt waste my time with water changes until i found that dead fish, but thats just me
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Old 11-24-2013, 12:49 PM   #77
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Every setups different. I still wouldnt waste my time with water changes until i found that dead fish, but thats just me
Being only a small fish you would probably never find it .
Some very good scavengers ( bristle worms ) make something that small disappear fairly fast .
I've lost 2 sand sifting gobies at different times along with a few shrimp and they are never to be seen again .
Still no noticeable changes with ammonia .
Like you said though every system is different .
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Old 11-28-2013, 02:00 PM   #78
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Diatoms are pretty much gone. Ammonia, nitrites, and nitrates are 0ppm.
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do you think the water changes are what fixed your ammonia problem?

what's up next for the tank?
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I took a sample of my water to LFS for testing and they used test strips instead of liquid test. I guess my test was off or hard to read. Next I am going to add sand and then let the tank stabilize. Then I will add a pair of clowns.
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