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02-11-2013, 10:13 PM #1
Small spike after stock additions, plz help me manage
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.
02-11-2013, 10:21 PM #2
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.
02-11-2013, 10:22 PM #3
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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02-11-2013, 10:24 PM #4
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02-11-2013, 10:43 PM #5
02-11-2013, 11:23 PM #6
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.