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post #1 of 4 Old 09-24-2009, 04:05 PM Thread Starter
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HELP! My ammonia keeps spiking

My ammonia keeps spiking every 1-2 days. I keep treating with ammo-lock but it just comes back. I have added a bacteria supplement to help control it. The spikes have slowed a little. What should i do.

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In my 10 gallon tank:
  • 1 Red male Betta
  • 1 Otocinclus Catfish
In my 29 gallon tank:
  • 4 Zebra danios
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post #2 of 4 Old 09-24-2009, 05:11 PM
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the ammo lock converts toxic ammonia to non toxic ammonium, in this case the converted ammonium will also read on a ammonia test. cut your feeding down to once a day stop adding chems and perform water changes up to 50% sometimes everyday to keep your ammonia under control. there is no such thing as a "instant cycle in a bottle" just things that promote the growth of the bac. just follow that advice and be patient, remember only bad things happen fast in aquariums not good things. Money
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post #3 of 4 Old 09-24-2009, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
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So i will do a 50% water change an gravel vac tomorrow. And just to be clear that this ammonium isnt harming my little buddies.

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In my 10 gallon tank:
  • 1 Red male Betta
  • 1 Otocinclus Catfish
In my 29 gallon tank:
  • 4 Zebra danios
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post #4 of 4 Old 09-24-2009, 08:08 PM
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no, as long as your following the instructions on the chem you be fine with everday WC
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