- Nov 28, 2006
- Reaction score
- Teesside, UK
Cheers bud. I’ll test water everyday and will change if ammonia or nitrite levels are above expected parameters.Be guided by the ammonia and nitrite readings. Test every day to check.
At pH 7.2, 0.25 ppm ammonia isn't a problem as most of it is naturally in the non-toxic ammonium form. But do a water change if it gets higher than 0.25 ppm.
But there is no safe form of nitrite. If you have any reading other than zero, you need to do a water change.
It can't hurt. Might cause some cloudiness, depending, but it will not harm fish.Tested today and looks like nitrite is slowly climbing.
Ammonia : 0.50ppm
I will do a 50% water change however wondering if I should also add some API Quick Start this time?
Thanks @Byron . I’ve got a new filter in yesterday so perhaps some API Quick Start would help kick start the cycle.It can't hurt. Might cause some cloudiness, depending, but it will not harm fish.
I really cannot understand these numbers; with those plants that you said are showing signs of growth, the few (relatively) fish cannot possibly produce ammonia beyond what they can assimilate, and nitrite should not even be a factor.
Interesting, but I've got to say this, this website has notoriously incorrect information, so even though some articles are correct, everyone should know to do their own research to fact check
Well I for one will never buy an ammonia binding product.
Just had a read, very interesting indeed.