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Old 01/07/2008, 01:17 PM   #1
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ammonia

what is the best way to lower ammonia?


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Old 01/07/2008, 01:19 PM   #2
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Old 01/07/2008, 02:27 PM   #3
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Remove any dead or dying material. Do water change, Run carbon and polypad.


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Old 01/07/2008, 02:29 PM   #4
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Let your aquarium cycle. Do you have any liverock?


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Old 01/07/2008, 02:52 PM   #5
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Re: ammonia

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what is the best way to lower ammonia?
If the tank is still cycling, the amonia will drop as it cycles. If it's not still cycling:

Do water changes
Remove any dead or decaying things from the tank
You can also dose Amquel. I believe that the Amquel only neutralizes it so that it's not toxic, but if you have anything in the tank, you may want to add the Amquel to keep it safe.


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Old 01/07/2008, 03:34 PM   #6
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my tanks been up for a few months the only thing dying in my tank is a few plants looking a little droopy and brown because i cut back on lights to keep algea down


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Old 01/07/2008, 03:38 PM   #7
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what do you all have in the tank? the ammonia is comming from somewhere. for now use amaquil+ or prime to lower it.

what is your filtration like? what kind of fish? how big and how many? how much do you feed? basically tell us about your setup.


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Old 01/07/2008, 04:28 PM   #8
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More importantly than removing ammonia is to find out why you have ammonia. In general, you need to test for nitrite whenever you see ammonia greater than zero. You may have to large a bioload on this tank.


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nitrite is harmless in SW so why even test for it?


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Old 01/07/2008, 06:14 PM   #10
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nitrite is harmless in SW so why even test for it?
Relatively harmless to fish but not desireable for corals. Also if you have nitrite then you know your tank is processing ammonia to the next step nitrate and then free and harmless nitrogen.


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Old 01/07/2008, 06:33 PM   #11
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What do you have for your bio-filteration?


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