01-09-2010, 12:29 PM
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Well, I made my own decision and put them in the 55 gallon. I should have done this 2 days ago, but for some reason did not consider it seriously because I knew the 55 gallon was not cycled. I have never had two tanks cycling at the same time. They are all happy right now. What a relief. I have been feeding the 55 gallon tank for three days, so I am sure there will be some ammonia showing up soon. But, nowhere near what these fish were just in....the highest it had been yet in that tank....maxed on the chart. This will be way better than that and it may not ever get that high since there is more water and less fish per gallons. I don't think I have ever had ammonia that high when cycling with fish.
Anyway, I feel much better now. The platty that was hiding this morning is swimming around with his buddies like he is in bliss right now with better water and more of it! I just hope none of the fish have permanent damage. I think that since the ammonia spiked even higher than yesterday, the Ammo Lock was not detoxifying enough of it and they were still having to deal with a toxic level. I wish I had that test kit that divides the test between ammonia and ammonium.
I will keep you posted.
Last edited by HollyinWA; 01-09-2010 at 12:43 PM..