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Ammnonia 0.50Ppm, Nitrite 0Ppm, Nitrate 0Ppm In First Three Week&

Discussion in 'Tropical Discussion' started by fishlover1234, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. fishlover1234

    fishlover1234 Member

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    I have a new tank with few fish in three weeks. After I used API freshwater test, my result is Ammnonia 0.50ppm, Nitrite 0ppm, Nitrate 0ppm .
    Is this normal? Or something wrong in my tank.

    I have a fluval U2 internal filter. The result has been same for about 10 days.
     
  2. Cazgar

    Cazgar Member

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    Ammonia is toxic to fish, you need to do a large water change to get that reading down.
    Remove as much water as you can leaving just enough for the fish to stay upright,replace with dechlorinated water temp matched as close as possible, then test your water again
     
  3. Dazzler666

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    Follow the fish-in cycle found on this site. Tanks can take an age to cycle properly, far longer than three weeks im afraid!! .
    As stated, substatial water change & possibly do these daily to keep your ammonia down & do NOT add anymore fish until your tank has finished cycling in my opinion.
    Stick at it & you will get there eventually, we've all been there!!!
     

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