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  1. Default Small spike after stock additions, plz help me manage


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    So I added more stock to my 36g bf yesterday morning, 7 rummynose and 1 BN pleco. Last night the levels looked good, today I get home from work and they are 0.25/0/5. What would you suggest doing to manage this mini-spike? Just water change? anything else? I have API quick start available in my drawer if that is an easier, faster solution. My fish thank you in advance.

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    Water change - 50% at least and 75% would be better. Do this each day the ammonia reaches .25 ppm. In a few days to a week the filter bacteria should adjust.

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    This is common when adding new fish. Just keep the ammonia where it is or less with water changes and it should level out again shortly.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
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    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mommy1 View Post
    This is common when adding new fish. Just keep the ammonia where it is or less with water changes and it should level out again shortly.
    What she said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 850R View Post
    What she said.
    Gotcha, thanks. Did a WC and will re-test tomorrow.

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    Good you did the water change. When you are at the maximum safe ammonia level - 0.25 ppm - and water changes will be done once a day, you need to cut that level by at least half (or better still, 3/4) to prevent the level from again climbing to this 0.25 ppm or even higher before the next water change.

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