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Stubborn Ammonia Levels -.-
So exactly one week ago I started the fishless cycle using pure ammonia in my 55g tank. I put 5 mL of Ace Hardware Janitorial Strength ammonia in my tank and it brought my ammonia level to ~6ppm. Possibly a little higher. The problem is that is has been an entire week and NONE of my levels have even budged at all! Ammonia still shows ~6 on my API liquid test. Should I be worried? What should I do?
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Once nitrites appear,I would reduce ammonia by one half.
The most important medication in your fish medicine cabinet is.. Clean water.
I bought the Ace ammonia too and I think I added too much ammonia initially. My reading was definitely over 6ppm, and it stayed that way for 9 days. Finally I did a pwc and brought it down to around 4-5ish. After a few days the ammonia dropped a bit and I saw nitrites. Good luck.
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