01-26-2012, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by amy11
ok so i added my guppies yesterday and last night i had an ammonia spike from 0 to 0.25 i did a 20% water change and added some cycle to help, i tested the water again this morning and it was fine, now this afternoon my ammonia is on the rise again, any ideas whats going on? how can i stop the ammonia? is it normal? will i have to do water changes everyday now for the rest of my fishes eternity?
The more parameters you can provide the better. Do you have nitrite/nitrate numbers from the last few tests you did along with the ammonia?
Some other thoughts:
1) In your first post, you talked about cleaning the inside of the tank, the gravel, etc. Can you break that process down a bit for us? Specifically, how did you clean the tank to get it ready?
2) Do you know what plants you have? As Byron mentioned, a fast growing plant will help absorb ammonia. Maybe we can help with some recommendations.