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Old 11-28-2011, 12:35 AM   #1
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help cichlids dying

Crazy ammonia spike I used medicine to lower it I have had a blue neon die this morning and a African and a sunburst dying what do I do to help them respond quick
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Old 11-28-2011, 12:42 AM   #2
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do a 75% water change immediately.
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Old 11-28-2011, 12:44 AM   #3
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but let's figure the source while your doing that.

How big of a tank?
how many fish?
How long has the tank been running?
what are your water parameters?
was the tank cycled?
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do a 75% water change immediately.
hopefully you have a good water dechlorinator. I use Prime, it also detoxifies existing nitrates trites and ammonia.
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55 gallon 8 cichlids 5 catfish 1 plecco and its been running like 3 months and yes its cycles
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Old 11-28-2011, 01:27 AM   #6
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what dechlorinator are you using for your water changes?

Do you do them weekly?
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Old 11-28-2011, 01:31 AM   #7
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hopefully you have a good water dechlorinator. I use Prime, it also detoxifies existing nitrates trites and ammonia.
Prime is a very good dechlorinator but a bit pricey I have the bottle that treats up to 5000 gallons and it cost $20 but it'll help with your ammonia spike. I would recommend u get it but that's just me.
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Prime is a very good dechlorinator but a bit pricey I have the bottle that treats up to 5000 gallons and it cost $20 but it'll help with your ammonia spike. I would recommend u get it but that's just me.
Worth every drop in my opinion...
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It's just like good start stuff
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Yep its the best out there IMO. My ammo lvls were in the middle of 0 and .25 and it brought it right down to 0.
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55 gallon 8 cichlids 5 catfish 1 plecco and its been running like 3 months and yes its cycles
If you get some prime you could double up doses. A cap full treats 50 gallons but if its bad u could do that and see if it'll bring it down faster.
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No, you use it to dose the water for your water changes.

You should be doing partial water changes (pwc) at least once a week. The new water you put in the tank should be dosed with some kind of dechlorinator to remove the chlorine, chloramine, and ammonia from your tap water. The good thing about prime is it also detoxifies the nitrites and nitrates that are currently in your tank.

Have you tested your water today?
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Yea my ammo lvl is at 0 its good.
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I do close to a 50% pwc once a week
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No, you use it to dose the water for your water changes.

You should be doing partial water changes (pwc) at least once a week. The new water you put in the tank should be dosed with some kind of dechlorinator to remove the chlorine, chloramine, and ammonia from your tap water. The good thing about prime is it also detoxifies the nitrites and nitrates that are currently in your tank.

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no worries! Just wanted to make sure you knew that I wasn't disagreeing with you.

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