07-18-2012, 08:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Robin1965
not sure where to put this but you seem like a good place to start lol im new here. I have had my 60gal tank since jan 2012 it cycled and all has been good till the last 2 weeks I have 1 oranda, 3 mollies, 2 bala sharks, 1 fantail goldfish, and 6 dwarf frogs. thats what I have left 2 died the last 2 days and 1 of my balas has red at his fins next to the body and has a grayish white patch on his right side my amonia was high so I have been doing 15% water changes everyday to bring down the amonia my readings now are
nitrate 40-80 was 10-20
I checked my readings from the tap they wre
high PH 8.2
i do use a conditioner for city water for chlorine and bro
my amonia has been 0.50 for days now even with the water changes any ideas or am I doing something wrong
It sounds like you need to do a larger water change. 15% isn't much. I would recommend switching to 35-40% weekly water changes with a once a month 50-75% water change.
I would do at least a 40% water change ASAP in order to get the ammonia down to zero.