Someone recently posted that they were having a problem converting ammo and turns out that their UV
was preventing the bacteria bloom. If you have a UV
, try turning it off.
In general you're not going to get an accurate read off a strip. I had higher trates on my strip than I got through my FasTest kit. General standard is Salifert test kits. I don't know a whole lot about the quality of the Red Sea brand. Have you tried taking it to the LFS
? Are you adding any additives to your tank? Some additives cause a false Ammo reading.
If you added uncured LR
there's a high likelihood that you'd see a cycle from the die off, so the Ammo spike isn't unusual in and of itself (if that's what you really have going on). How long it takes depends on how much bacteria is on your rock and how much die off you had. Everyone's cycle is different, every time!
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