I finally got an ammonia test - no not the strips! A real test kit!
Anyways I got it because a week ago we added about 7 fish into a 29 gallon tank and I was worried about the potential of an ammonia blast.
So here's the thing - last night I tested and it was right between .25 and .50 so I did about 40% water change and tested tonight and its SLIGHTLY lighter but remains between .25 and .50
Soooo what to do? I fed them less than I have been recently. Since the addition I have been feeding quite a bit more PLUS sinking food for the new cories.
So holding back some food - already did a pretty big water change...whats my next step??
Other parameters are stable:
Very low alkalinity
And PH seems to have hiked up a bit....unsure why?? Usually my water shows up acidic?
I did add a little less PRIME than normal (realized i was using toooo much!!) with this PWC
- could that affect it??
Thanks fish friends!!!