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hallie56 04-04-2013 07:56 PM

Ammonia High, bad reading or what?
I am on day 4 of treatment and I checked my water for ammonia this afternoon.... it was .50.... freaking out so I did a 50 % water change, rechecked it, still .50.... did another water change and it is down now to .25. Will do another water change if needed but I was wondering if it could be a false reading due to medication ? I started using the Jungle all in one treatment until lfs could get other meds in for my fish.
I know I should have waited, but either the ammonia would have killed them or something else. They seem much happier since I did the change and I have only lost one in the last 24 hrs.

RackinRocky 04-04-2013 07:59 PM

The ammonia reading is pretty elevated, but could be worse. Keep doing changes to keep it as low as possible. Some meds will ruin your cycle. I wonder if that is what is happening here. I will let the experts chime in to let you know for sure.

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