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Slight Ammonia Spike !

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  • #302061

    Catfishwoman43
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    Hi everyone,im new to the forum,nice to meet you all fellow aquarists /smile.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:)” border=”0″ alt=”smile.gif” />
    Chris

    #347471

    Colin
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    Hi Chris

    if you can manage, can you check your tapwater for ammonia? It could be that there is a problem there – other sources can be a filter that is clogged/broken and stopped working where the denitrification cycle has started going into reverse?

    also, please note that some test kits, especially the liquid ones, have a useful shelf life of 6 months… perhaps the test kit is not working????

    cheers
    colin

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    Catfishwoman43
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    QUOTE (Colin @ Mar 4 2012, 08:50 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Hi Chris

    if you can manage, can you check your tapwater for ammonia? It could be that there is a problem there – other sources can be a filter that is clogged/broken and stopped working where the denitrification cycle has started going into reverse?

    also, please note that some test kits, especially the liquid ones, have a useful shelf life of 6 months… perhaps the test kit is not working????

    cheers
    colin


    hi Colin thanks for the reply.ill check my tapwater and ill need to check my filter,its a fluval U2.i actually think it may need a maintanance,but difficult at present as my bloomin back is still bad but im going try and have a go tomorrow, my ammonia test kit is newish, i have not had it that long.but thanks once again for the advice /thumbs_up.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:thumbsup:” border=”0″ alt=”thumbs_up.gif” />

    #347500

    Plaamoo
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    Hi Chris,
    Are all of your fish accounted for? A dead fish in a small tank can cause problems. You may be aware but just in case, be careful when cleaning your filter not to kill off the biofilter. Rinse media in tank or de-chlorinated water.
    Good luck with your fish & your back!

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    Catfishwoman43
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    QUOTE (plaamoo @ Mar 5 2012, 06:15 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Hi Chris,
    Are all of your fish accounted for? A dead fish in a small tank can cause problems. You may be aware but just in case, be careful when cleaning your filter not to kill off the biofilter. Rinse media in tank or de-chlorinated water.
    Good luck with your fish & your back!

    Hi there and thanks,ive had everything out yesterday as back was a bit easier thanks, and the sand did need a bit of a hoover and there was no dead fish and i always clean the filter in the tank water ive took out,i have learnt a lot this time round as my 1st tank as a newbie. i made all the newbie mistakes and lost lots of fish in process so i was determined 3 year ago to do things right and ive certainly done much better this time around.
    I think with my back and it having an extra bad turn for 2 weeks ive not been able to do much with it,my hubby helped with a couple of water changes but i think it was well overdue for a filter clean.
    The spike has settled back to 0ppm this morning so im going keep an eye out.

    thanks for the advice though much appfreciated

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