05-03-2012, 04:44 AM #1
Ammonia is .50-1.0 out of the tap
I tested my water right out of the tap and its .50 id say maybe even 1.0ppm so how do I keep amm down with water changes when its in the tap water?
05-03-2012, 04:55 AM #2
That should be from the chlorine. A dechlorinator will take care of it. Even afterwards you might see it in your tests but it will be a harmless in the form of ammonium.
05-03-2012, 04:56 AM #3
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first thing to consider is to use prime. it will detoxify the ammonia and break the chloramine bonds. i think your local water is using chloramine instead of chlorine because of the ammonia. you should be fine with that.
how i under stand it, it converts the ammonia into less toxic ammonium (sp?). this is still used by the bb and is less harmful to the fish. a few hours should clean the ammonium.KING OF THE GOLD BARBS RAWR!!!!
I wonder if i plant one of my tiger barbs would the demon seed grow to a full tree?
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05-03-2012, 05:09 AM #4
when you have a cycled filter, 0.5ppm of ammonia will be processed in no time. Although using prime is also a better idea to break up the chloramines in your water source.Da name's Paul. Not Dave. ROFL
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05-03-2012, 05:33 AM #5
05-03-2012, 01:33 PM #6
By the way, Seachem sells a test kit that tells apart ammonia and fixed ammonia. Could help (if it is all 'fixed ammonia' then most likely just chloramines.)Knowledge is fun(damental)
A 75 gal with eight Discus, fake plants, and a lot of wood also with sand substrate. Clean up crew is down to just two Sterba's Corys. Filters: continuous new water flow; canister w/UV, in-tank algae scrubber!! Finally, junked the nitrate removal unit from hell.
For Fishless cycling:http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
05-03-2012, 02:32 PM #7
Im starting a journel on this adventure so we will see haow it goes.