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    Ok, my bad on the interruption part, I stand quite firmly corrected and I should have written E.G. ( for example) 4ppm, seeing as that is what I did for my 150 gallon. I make mistakes when on 4 hrs of sleep in 3 days- off to bed I go. Have a good day all.
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    My Nitrite finally dropped to zero while I was away and I asked a family member to dose a very little amount of ammonia while I was gone and of course they poured way to much. My tank smelled like ammonia when I arrived home. I did two 90% water changes. The smell is gone but the ammonia levels are still extremely high. What else should I do two bring it down?

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    I'm still on the learning curve myself, but I would just keep doing water changes until the Ammonia is down to half of the original dosing level, and then see if/how fast it cycles.
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    Yup - the way to remove ammonia is to change your water, wait about an hour, test the water and see how far down the ammonia has come - you might want to change like 75% at a time, test, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imma24 View Post
    Yup - the way to remove ammonia is to change your water, wait about an hour, test the water and see how far down the ammonia has come - you might want to change like 75% at a time, test, etc.
    How frequent should I change the water a day to get the ammonia down? I did 90% last night.

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    I would change twice a day if that's what it takes - I don't know what your original ammonia level was but obviously 8 is overdoing it a bit ; ) - that'll stall everything.

    I forget what size tank you have? If someone has super high ammonia, I recommend changing it enough times to get the level down to where it should be and then let it drop to 0 - again, test an hour after you change your water.

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    Ok thanks. I'm on my 5th 90% water change and nothing has seemed to change yet. Ammonia is still extremely high and Nitrite 0 Nitrate around 10ppm.

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    Geez, how much ammonia did they dump in? Are you waiting at least an hour after the water change to test for ammonia?
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    I asked the same thing and got a dumb answer. The first water change everything smelled like ammonia. The only thing that has changed is that the smell is gone. I wait more then hour before I test. I just finished another change and I'm gonna test in an hour and most likely do another water change.

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    That's about all you can do until you bring the ammonia down to where you can read it.
    When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.

    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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