01-16-2007, 12:01 PM
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I need some advice!!!! I have a 29 gallon tank that's been running for 2 weeks (cycle SHOULD be almost done). 50 gallon HOB filter, temp at constant 80 .... nitrite zero but my ammonia is reading high even after a 50% water change yesterday ( cleaned the gravel too, cuz I removed my UGF the day before, I probably shouldn't have vacuumed?) . It's been reading at .25 for a while now. I use Prime to treat my water with, and am wonderin if my test kit isn't reading properly (ammonia at .5 ppm this morning). I use the two bottle kit by Aquarium Pharm. It is giving me total ammonia readings or free ammonia? I don't know if the ammonia in the tank is toxic to my fish, if I should do another water change (how much?). Or if I should just leave it be and recheck later or tomorrow.
The tank currently houses 5 zebra danios, 1 dwarf gourami, 1 albino cory cat and 1 long finned Rosy Barb. All of whom seem to be faring ok.
I'm at a loss..... can ANYONE help???? I appreciate any advice y'all have to offer!!