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  1. #1

    Default Ammonia in tap water.


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    Hello.. New to this forum but have learned alot by just reading through various posts. I am hoping that someone can give me advice on cycling my 10g which currently has one female betta (Amber).. named by my son.

    My tap water before and after treating with Prime registers 1 ppm ammonia. Have had the tank for a week with fish in. I did a 50% wc today and tested the water a few hours later. Ammonia is at .50 no nitrites. Should I just keep doing large wc every day and trust the Prime is doing its thing? Sorry for all these questions but the last time I had atank I did not have to deal with ammonia present in my tap water and it has left me a bit baffled! Thanks!

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    Yes, even though it registers as ammonia, it's probably ammonium, which Prime will bind and render harmless for 24 hours or more.

    Be sure to read the cycling with fish sticky in the beginner section.
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    Thanks for your quick reply! Actually, I think it was your thread on the tank your daughter had that gave me a lot of info.. plus it made me laugh too! I am not surprised to see you have added a 40g. I saw that MTS in your posts from a mile away! Haha. I just wanted some assurance that I'm on the right track with daily wc. Thanks again!

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    Just remember to continue with daily water changes and add Prime until that tank is cycled.
    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
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    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.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


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    Will do! Is 50% wc a day ok? Of course that would change if testing dictated but I mean in general? Thanks!

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    In general yes, 50% is good, but do keep testing daily because you might need to do a bigger water change.
    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
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    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.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mommy1 View Post
    In general yes, 50% is good, but do keep testing daily because you might need to do a bigger water change.
    Thanks again!

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    Thank again!! You seem to enjoy your coffee. - steeler58 Thanks for the rep!! - Compass this doesnt look like pie... not the right kind.. - Sandz for providing solid guidance to others - RiversGirl Thanks for the rep! :) - Compass 
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    You're welcome.
    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
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    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.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


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    Thanks for the rep!! - steeler58 It's Miller time! - Taurus A hot toddy for your crude. :-) - Taurus After all that help I owe you a beer! - Richard Peche You needed one! - Plecos 
    TGIF it's been awile ;) - steeler58 TGIF Indeed!!! - Compass TGIF It's Miller time and my lawn is mowed :P - Taurus Sorry for your loss :( - steeler58 To renew your energy from posting so much.  :) - WhistlingBadger 
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    Quote Originally Posted by darkmerlin21 View Post
    Thanks for your quick reply! Actually, I think it was your thread on the tank your daughter had that gave me a lot of info.. plus it made me laugh too! I am not surprised to see you have added a 40g. I saw that MTS in your posts from a mile away! Haha. I just wanted some assurance that I'm on the right track with daily wc. Thanks again!
    You are very welcome!...yes, that little 10 gallon infected me with MTS, for sure!....glad I made you smile
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    Well, I tested the water today and ammonia was at .50! This is very exciting for me as it's not been below .75 since setting it up 8 days ago. No nitrites yet but I'm still a bit more optimistic! Did a 50% pwc and will test again in a few hours. I also bought an adjustable heater as the kit came with the typical bottom of the line one. Next step will be a better filter.

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