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Thomas214 09-24-2009 04:05 PM

HELP! My ammonia keeps spiking
 
My ammonia keeps spiking every 1-2 days. I keep treating with ammo-lock but it just comes back. I have added a bacteria supplement to help control it. The spikes have slowed a little. What should i do.

MoneyMitch 09-24-2009 05:11 PM

the ammo lock converts toxic ammonia to non toxic ammonium, in this case the converted ammonium will also read on a ammonia test. cut your feeding down to once a day stop adding chems and perform water changes up to 50% sometimes everyday to keep your ammonia under control. there is no such thing as a "instant cycle in a bottle" just things that promote the growth of the bac. just follow that advice and be patient, remember only bad things happen fast in aquariums not good things. Money

Thomas214 09-24-2009 07:11 PM

So i will do a 50% water change an gravel vac tomorrow. And just to be clear that this ammonium isnt harming my little buddies.

MoneyMitch 09-24-2009 08:08 PM

no, as long as your following the instructions on the chem you be fine with everday WC


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