Originally Posted by obscurereef
Haha yeah I thought something sounded familiar, ahh hope I don't get them mixed up. Great that cycling your QT is moving along. Seems weird that you're having ammonia spikes if it's so established. Perhaps you have a bad water source like tap and the added effects contributed to the algae? Don't know about the ammonia though since you don't have a huge stock...infrequent water changes? Faulty test kit?
Well for water I've been using distilled (next buy is RO
) for now and now that I think of it a few weeks ago we found a RO
water dispenser and more than 1/2 the price thought we'd give it a try, upwind further research it wasn't RO
and switched back to the distilled. Could this be my problem even though its been two weeks since I've switched back?
I do water changes 5gl weekly and last week I actually did 10gl, and distilled was used for that. And it was after I switched back. So total of 15gl in water was changed since I switched the water back. And if I recall we did two 5gl changed with the RO
water. Is it Necessary to use RO
or could just RO
be fine? Could this be my problem?