Ammonia help quick please! (Before Petsmart closes)
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Beginner Freshwater Aquarium » Ammonia help quick please! (Before Petsmart closes)

Ammonia help quick please! (Before Petsmart closes)

This is a discussion on Ammonia help quick please! (Before Petsmart closes) within the Beginner Freshwater Aquarium forums, part of the Freshwater Fish and Aquariums category; --> I haven't been able to maintain my tank for the past few weeks and has been in care of a friend. Get back to ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Kerri Tetra
Kerri Tetra
Lambchop Rasbora
Lambchop Rasbora
Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
Ammonia help quick please! (Before Petsmart closes)
Old 05-29-2011, 05:03 PM   #1
 
Ammonia help quick please! (Before Petsmart closes)

I haven't been able to maintain my tank for the past few weeks and has been in care of a friend. Get back to regular schedule...yeah, no good, all the plants were dead, couldn't see through the algae, filter was so clogged with algae absolutely nothing was happening, dead fish stuck under driftwood...it was nasty.

Anyhow, did two water changes, scraped algae off glass, got filter back into proper working order, removed dead fish (there are survivors surprisingly), bought some new plants, all that good stuff.

Tested water, nothing all that terrible, ph 7.4, 0 nitrite and nitrate, but ammonia is off the charts..
8.0ppm ++++, is there any product that can quickly and safely bring this down? Way way down?
PrettyKitty187 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2011, 05:14 PM   #2
 
Andarial's Avatar
 
Well there is no way to bring it down really quickly just need lots of water changes but you can make the ammonia less harmful by using Prime the conditioner it makes it into ammonium instead of ammonia.
Andarial is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2011, 05:28 PM   #3
 
Ah, sweet, thanks :D That's what I needed right there (my poor little fishies look like they have run a marathon )
PrettyKitty187 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2011, 05:30 PM   #4
 
redchigh's Avatar
 
I would get some Ammo-lock and add it to the filter instead. It absorbs the ammonia, rather than just converting it to ammonium.
redchigh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2011, 05:55 PM   #5
 
Andarial's Avatar
 
Ammo-lock I hear just keeps ammonia in its non-toxic form which is ammonium.
Andarial is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2011, 06:42 PM   #6
 
Yeah, ammo-lock was what was recommended in the test kit, but I just figured they were trying to sell another one of their products lol. Anyhow, yeah, it converts the ammonia to ammonium as well...so I'm guessing both products do pretty much the same thing. Bothers me that will still test positive though, lol...guess just gotta keep up the water changes..
PrettyKitty187 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2011, 06:55 PM   #7
 
DKRST's Avatar
 
I grabbed some API Ammo-Carb a few months ago from Petsmart for an unexpected tank re-cycle (I medicated the tank and killed my good bacteria!). Worked great, and the resin seemed to actually bind with, not convert, the ammonia. Unfortunately, this stuff (ammolock + the activated carbon) removed lots of things from the water - meds, ferts, etc.

Kept the fish alive though!
DKRST is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help Me Please! Ammonia. then Nitrites now Ammonia again??? CherylGass Tropical Fish Diseases 8 11-06-2007 05:58 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:49 AM.