11-24-2011, 01:36 PM
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I cleared out my 90l tank because I wanted a change and the fish went to a great home. Anyway I had always had an ammonia problem with this tank which I put down to overcrowding. I cleaned the gravel thoroughly and scrubbed the sides with a scubbing pad and then filled the tank with fresh water, added water conditioner then let it run with the filter for 2 weeks (I didn't know about cycling) 3 days before I got the fish I found out about cycling too late. Luckily you can cycle with the seachem products. So I started that. The fish arrived a bit distressed after their journey. 8 mollies and 9 platys. The ammonia level was 0. Then the platys started going up to breathe air so I checked and their level was 4! I added Prime but it wouldn't come down so I did a pwc to no avail. Rung local pet shop, they said to use ammolock immediately so I did. They are still up the top but there seems to be nothing more I can do for them. I did wonder if it was the tonic salt I added for my mollies but platys are meant to like brackish water. What do I do?