ammonia

  1. HalfTailedOwner

    Will a water change and replacing filter uncycle the tank?

    My 10 gallon tank is cycled as of 2 months ago. I have been using the same filter pad for the same amount of time, and I have always rinsed it off with used tank water as advised to prevent what would un-cycle the tank. Unfortunately, no matter how many times I rinsed the filter pad the...
  2. Jan Cavalieri

    Zeolite Crystals

    Somebody (perhaps Colin?) suggested I purchase Zeolite Crystals to keep my ammonia levels down - so I purchased some. There are no reviews, no instructions and a little pricey.. What the heck am I supposed to do with these? They say put in a bag (for my size aquarium- 1 cup) and add to your...
  3. Jan Cavalieri

    UPDATE: Serious Ammonia Problems cont.,

    I re-read over 4 pages of posts on my last thread and thought I would try to update everybody so they can see where I stand now (It's not all good) MY PLAN THIS WEEK: Fill 7, 5 gallon buckets with water today with the evil Python, allow them to air out before doing a 100% teardown and refill of...
  4. Ingrid

    Holiday feeding question

    Can holiday feeding blocks cause a ammonia spike?
  5. Jan Cavalieri

    BIG problem with Ammonia

    Not so long ago I had PERFECT water in all my tanks, zero's on everything and PH was right at 7 -it was all wonderful. Then I got very sick for two weeks and was unable to do weekly water changes. As I recovered I tested the waters and found that EVERY tank had a huge ammonia increase. Started...
  6. HalfTailedOwner

    Did I Cycle Correctly? If so, What Next?

    Just wondering--after my betta died, I want to ensure that the tank is completely suitable for a new one to live in (if I get one in the next few weeks). The koi carp is still in my tank, until I find him a new home... I've grown attached to him but my tank isn't the best place for him. However...
  7. HalfTailedOwner

    Is My Tank Cycled?

    Hi, I'm still new to the hobby after a month of fish keeping. I've noticed by betta is still alive, which means I've probably done something right. I just bought a testing kit today (besides the ammonia kit) and have been able to check all the results. Here are the tank parameters in my 10...
  8. HalfTailedOwner

    PLEASE help!! My tank is at 8.0 ppm...

    Hi, just need to put some information before I start. 10 gallon tank 72 F water Has a filter, and an air stone water is conditioned I originally had a male doubled tailed betta in the tank--and everything was going smoothly. He is still alive after a month after I got him. However, my dad...
  9. C

    Tank Cycling

    So, I have tank set up and am beginning to cycle. In using ammonia that is only mixed with water (shake tested and read contents) and am using API quick start which has live bacteria. I put a little of the ammonia followed by the bacteria and have waited around 24 hours and tested. There was...
  10. B

    Ammonia Refuses To Go Down!!! :(

    Before I get into my issue, let me give you some background info about my tank. Tank up time: 1 1/2 months (Started at the beginning of April) Size: ~52 G/182 L Type: Freshwater Filter: 2x 6-inch bar airstones, AquaOne 600 Filter Substrate: Small tan/white/brown gravel substrate approximately 2...
  11. C

    Stubborn Ammonia?

    I can’t figure out what’s up with this tank! It’s 10 gallons and has been set up for several months. I know it’s cycled because there was a nitrite spike a couple months ago followed by nitrate. Both are now at zero (the frogbit keeps the nitrate at zero even though my tap water has nitrate!)...
  12. A

    Understanding water test/ lowering ammonia

    I recently started up a tank. I used to keep bettas with my grandma (mostly just helped her feed them lol) and didn’t realize what care went into fish keeping. That being said, I had an impulse moment and bought a betta. I had him in a ten gallon alone but wanted to start a community because he...
  13. J

    Fritz pro ammonium chloride. Is it good for cycling my tank?

    So I just set up a 29 gallon aquarium and I am In the process of cycling it. I have just been throwing in fish food to get the ammonia started and I’ve been dosing it with seachem stability. I was thinking about maybe just adding actual ammonia to get it going quicker. Has anyone used this stuff...
  14. Annemarie

    Ammonia stuck at 1

    Hello! So a family member of mine decided to purchase a fish tank for my sister for Christmas. They got her a 3 gallon (after I told them months in advance a 1 gallon would not be enough) and small 2.5 inch betta. They set up the tank with her on Christmas, put in water that had been left out...
  15. Jeremy180

    WARNING to anybody relying on strips to test their water

    I checked the Amazon page for this product after seeing what looked like anomalous test results for a member cycling thier tank. The number of bad reviews complaining of inaccurate or plain ruined test strips here is very alarming to me, especially since a lot of the budget priced items tend to...
  16. Jeremy180

    Substrate leaching?

    My tank has been running empty in preparation for cycling for several days until I found a source of ammonia. Found the ammonia today, but something told me to test the water before adding anything. Aquarium: Ammonia 0.25 Nitrite 0.25 Nitrate looks like almost 5.0, definitely no Tap: Ammonia...
  17. T

    established aquarium problems?

    hello all, I have been having a problem with very high ammonia all the time in the 8ppm range. i have done 50% water changes every other day for 2 weeks and I cannot get the levels to get past about 6ppm. I don't have any dying plants or fish. fish are acting normal and plants are thriving. i...
  18. MyFishKaren

    High Ammonia, Cyanobacteria Returning, Blackout Advice

    6/5/18 I did a 40ish% water change, siphoning out to what I perceived was to be all of the cyanobacteria. I took this water test right after my water change. Refilling the water (dechlorinated, conditioned, and added bacteria) the parameters were as follows: pH - 8.1 Ammonia - .50ppm Nitrite...
  19. S

    How much prime do I add to 55 litres

    Basically getting an ammonia reading at 4 managed to get it down from 6 ive cleaned the tank out appropriately many times and have done everything I can to drop it. I believe the ammonia is in my tap water and my current conditioner isnt helping, changed to prime and cant tell how much i need...
  20. J

    Ammonia through the roof

    I am having trouble cycling my tank. I know I've made a lot of mistakes, I'm just trying to get it back on track. Any help is sincerely appreciated. I have a 20 gallon tank, had 4 glo tetras, 1 betta, 3 dwarf frogs, and 2 snails. Everything was fine except ammonia. Got a liquid organic starter...
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