I have a 38-gallon cichlid tank with a Fluval 405 filter so it filters 100gallons. but I did a water change yesterday, during the water changes I used the siphon to suck up as much crap I could. I managed to get most of it. then I tested the water after (i have a master kit as well as a phosphate test) and my ammonia could not be read any higher. so far the fish seem fine but I know the ammonia will kill them. any advice would greatly be appreciated !!
the Ammonia is reading at 8.0 ppm
everything else is where it needs to be
please help me!!
list of fish in the tank:
2x OB peacocks
1x Female peacock
1x Blue peacock
1x Red Peacock
1x Taiwan Reef
2x Yellow labs
1x Cobalt blue zebra
1x Valentine synodontis catfish
1x Raphael Catfish
the Fluval 405 filter contains
has 4 trays and one on the side. will be counting from bottom up)
bottom tray: 2x aquarium floss and 2x sponge
2nd tray: 2x sponge
3rd tray: 2x carbon bags (changed yesterday)
4th tray (top): 2x Bio cylinders
side tray: 4x long sponges
yesterday I put on an additional filter, it is an Aquaclear 50 with 2x aquarium floss and Lava rocks.