02-19-2011, 11:20 AM
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Originally Posted by efishency
i have just setup a new tank. i transferred existing and running biological media from my other tanks (without drying it or leaving it more than an hour without food) into an external filter for it. added the fish i had in the previous tank and yup, ammonia! then added two liquid bacterial 'immediate' startups to the filter..nada. brought more lib#ve bio filters media from 2 LFS, added in the filter, still have ammonia.. i dont get it. my hardness and ph havent changed from new to old tank. what is going on??? I also have little zeolite (after the bio media in the filter), which i thought would pick up any ammonia that goes through the bio media. after seeing ammonia, i added more. at the moment im feeding them very scarcely and using liquid ammonia absorbers to keep it low, not zero.
immediate help please!!
I may have partially explained this in my post to your question in the other thread, but can we have numbers? What is your ammonia reading, and what is your pH? Getting ammonia continually is not normal, so we can investigate.