Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 04-04-2022, 08:55 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 148
ammonia levels up

Good morning, i need some knowledge as to why i had a spike in ammonia. I am currently cycling my tank, i have no fish at this point, only snails. Everything was looking good on Thursday, 3-31-22, and then yesterday 4-3-22, i noticed my snails not moving. I tested my ammonia and the level was around 3.5. I've tested it multiple times during my cycle, and it had dropped to almost 0 for the last 10 days. I have not added anything to the tank since the snails almost 2 weeks ago. Any ideas on what would cause a spike like this, especially since there was no food source added?

__________________
moog24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2022, 09:05 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Flaxon-Waxon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: NH
Posts: 2,992
How are you cycling?
__________________
Fish tanks are just complex math equations, but Iím not good with numbers.
Flaxon-Waxon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2022, 09:10 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 148
Redsea reef mature kit. I've followed the instructions to a T.
__________________
moog24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2022, 09:15 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Flaxon-Waxon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: NH
Posts: 2,992
The Red Sea Reef Mature has an ammonia source additive. Thatís how your tank cycles is from exposure to it. The Bacto Start is what simulates natural waste.
__________________
Fish tanks are just complex math equations, but Iím not good with numbers.
Flaxon-Waxon is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
ammonia, level

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I just measured the levels and would like some opinions on the levels. Camogirl28 Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 45 12-28-2013 04:52 PM
How to Lower Calcium Levels? What can High Levels Cause? xxnonamexx Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 10-11-2005 03:34 PM
No ammonia levels... Biggen Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10 05-14-2003 08:40 AM
Acceptable ammonia levels mxfj40 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 8 04-29-2003 09:35 AM
Help, I have high ammonia levels and low PH pkdiaz Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 2 01-26-2003 06:58 AM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:53 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.