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post #21 of 22 Old 09-10-2013, 12:08 PM
Originally Posted by beaslbob View Post
if you have been using an ammonia lock like prime you might want to check the ammonia to see if that is total ammonia or free ammonia. The sechem multitest ammonia kit tests both:

Seachem. MultiTest: Ammonia

If the ammonia is locked basically do nothing. Any more addition of chemicals will further lock up oxygen and not reduce the ammonia readings of most test kits.

That would be especially true if basically xxxmorexxxx your fish seem ok.

Regradless the addition of fast growing plants to suck out the ammonia is the way to go.

my .02

corrected above.


maintain Fw and marine system with a strong emphasis on balanced, stabilized system that as much as possible are self substaning.

have maintained FW systems for up to 9 years with descendants from original fish and marine aquariums for up to 8 years.

With no water changes, untreated tap water, inexpensive lighting by first starting the tank with live plants (FW) or macro algae( marine)

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post #22 of 22 Old 09-10-2013, 11:18 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by Boredomb View Post
Hmmmm never heard of acurel causing a false reading. I guess *scratches head* it could?

Is the reading still at 4??
i just did a test and it went down to 2.0
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