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Old 07-03-2013, 09:55 PM   #1
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ammonia sits at .25???

For the past two weeks my ammonia has been at .25 I can't get it down. I'd this going to hurt my fish?? I test with the api kit. The temp is 78. Ph is 7.6 nitrites 0 nitrates at 5. 55 gallon. With 2 bettas, 1 gourami, a rainbow shark 4 danios and 2 anfels. Along with 2 plattys.
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:16 PM   #2
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Do you add any chemicals to your tank?
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:25 PM   #3
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Do you know what the ammonia reading is for your tap water? Mine is about 0.25 if I remember correctly, due the chloramine used to treat the water.

If that is the case for you then you will still have an ammo reading in your tank even after a big water change.
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Old 07-04-2013, 04:50 PM   #4
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No medications have been put in lately. And the ammonia in the house is perfect.
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Old 07-04-2013, 04:51 PM   #5
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My main concern is my fish, will this hurt them?
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Old 07-04-2013, 05:17 PM   #6
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It wont terribly hurt them. The best thing to do is do a PWC and add prime

*edit* any time you see an ammonia spike, change a percentage of the water and add prime
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Old 07-04-2013, 05:19 PM   #7
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I have, prime didn't help. Better sites the water change.
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Old 07-04-2013, 05:20 PM   #8
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Neither does. Sorry auto correct
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Old 07-04-2013, 05:20 PM   #9
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Have ypu done a head count? Gravel vac?
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Old 07-04-2013, 05:21 PM   #10
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Whats your filtration?
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Old 07-04-2013, 05:23 PM   #11
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I have a 55 pump and 75 pump, did gravel vac. Nothing. Head count every one is still there
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Old 07-04-2013, 05:30 PM   #12
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How long has your tank been established? And what do you mean by 55 pump and 75 pump?
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Old 07-04-2013, 05:45 PM   #13
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It has been established for 6 months, and a pump rated for 55 gallin tank and I've for 75 gallon
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I wouldn't worry about it. .25 ppm ammonia is not going to hurt anything, and the test kits are not exacting by any means, so it's not unheard of that it might be slightly off.
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I wouldn't worry about it. .25 ppm ammonia is not going to hurt anything, and the test kits are not exacting by any means, so it's not unheard of that it might be slightly off.
Jeta is correct. .25 isnt much. All it should take to clear that up is a water change and or double test
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Awesome thanks. Wil german nlue rams and gold rams be okay
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I wouldn't do a water change unless it rises more, I've seen people go crazy trying to get rid of a phantom .25ppm thinking it's somehow going to hurt their fish.
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