09-07-2013, 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by svtcobra22
so i just got the master test kit because i was tired of buying test strips all the time. here is what the readings are.
ph 7.6 ppm
ammonia 4 ppm
nitrite 0 ppm
nitrate 20 ppm
Generally you don't want to do water changes when you have bacteria blooms but with readings like that you dont have much of a choice. Ammonia at that lvl is deadly to fish. I would do 30-50% water changes daily till the ammonia was gone. During each water change I would also vacuum the substrate and might also cut back on the feedings. Once you get the lvls to safe numbers and you still have cloudy water stop doing daily water changes and go to once a week.