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danifacetastic 11-23-2010 01:01 PM

Ammonia Meter Malfunctioning?
 
So I've got that thing in my tank that constantly measures ammonia levels. I set up my tank on November 13 and I have 3 male bettas in it (divided 10 gallon). It didn't show any change by 6 days so I did a 50% water change. Now, 3 days later, it's showing alert (5 percent ammonia).

Whats going on?

Mikaila31 11-23-2010 01:04 PM

Do a water test.

danifacetastic 11-23-2010 01:06 PM

I don't have a test kit and can't get one.

danifacetastic 11-23-2010 01:07 PM

I've heard though that a 50% water change once a week should be okay...

thefishboy 11-23-2010 02:23 PM

Weekly water changes are a must

danifacetastic 11-23-2010 03:37 PM

I've only had the tank since November 13 and I did my first water change on Friday. The ammonia meter today though looks normal. Idk....


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