I have a 75 gallon fowlr
with hopes of turning it into the reef over the next few months.
I have 60 pounds of live sand, 90 pounds of live rock, a seaclone 150, and an emperor 400 with 2 100 mil purigen cartridges, some live rock ruble, and 2 premade(for the emperor) carbon cartridges running currently.
I cycled the tank for six weeks and all levels were at zero so i added 2 nemo clowns, a sixline wrasse, and 3 turbo snails
Two weeks later; water parameters still good, I added a yellow tang and a hippo tang.
Soon after i have a massive ammonia spike that i can not get under control. My ammonia readings are off the chart- like over 7.5 ppm
I did a 25 gallon water change on thursday night, a 30 gallon change sunday, and another 20 gallon change last night. I just checked my ammonia level and it is still high with out a change at all.
My source water is tap water which is testing a 0 ppm
ammonia, i test my batch of saltwater last night and it was also 0 ppm
ammonia. I dont know what to do? I have literally replaced all the water in my tank with no relief. All this fish seem fine, everything seems fine and I dont know what to do.
I was wondering if cigarette smoke or dog hair could do this? Oh before i forget i have been using API's Ammo lock to detoxify the ammonia levels in my tank - I am not sure wheter or not anyone else has used this product or if it could be the source of my abnormal ammonia readings.
Thanks, Any help will be greatly appreciated