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Ammonia level creeping up?
Old 02-18-2012, 08:13 PM   #1
 
Ammonia level creeping up?

After i did my weekly water change today I tested the water and my ammonia level is up a bit about 0.6 ppm? It's been at 0 for almost 8 weeks, My tank is fullyed cycled. I only feed my fish once every 2 days and I have a planted tank. Any Ideas?

25 gallon
ammonia 0.6
Nitrites 0
Ph 7.5
Nitrites ?(no test kit)
water temp 79 F

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Old 02-18-2012, 10:53 PM   #2
 
did you clean the filter?........even in tank water you will loose some good bacteria sometimes resulting in a few day spike ammonia
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Old 02-18-2012, 11:05 PM   #3
 
I have'nt touched the filter in a month, I just thought of something. I just started fedding my Oto cat some Nutrafin "bottom feeder pellets" and I never removed them. I wonder if they are breaking down and increasing the ammonia?
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Old 02-18-2012, 11:06 PM   #4
 
all waste can contribute to water quality
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Old 02-19-2012, 06:33 AM   #5
 
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In a planted tank I cannot imagine that just a little bit of food on the bottom is a huge issue. Are you sure one of your fish didn't die in there? Maybe laying down on the bottom somewhere? In a heavily planted tank, we can't see all the fish.
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Old 02-19-2012, 01:34 PM   #6
 
I keep close tabs on my fish population, and all fish are accounted for. So I'am realy not sure what's going on?
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:23 PM   #7
 
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Test your tap water on its own. It is not unknown for municipal water to suddenly contain ammonia, nitrite or nitrate.

If you have live plants, I wouldn't worry about ammonia, esp at this small a level.
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Old 02-19-2012, 09:45 PM   #8
 
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Test your tap water on its own. It is not unknown for municipal water to suddenly contain ammonia, nitrite or nitrate.

If you have live plants, I wouldn't worry about ammonia, esp at this small a level.
I tested my tap water and it was fine, but I tested the water again today and the ammonia level is back to 0 .
I guess the plants are doing there job.
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