06-19-2008, 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by herefishy
The best thing one can do to help reduce the ammonia is water changes, good tank maintenance, and proper basic care. I do not like using chemicals at all in my tanks, unless absolutely necessary. I don't even use carbon in my filters. Balance must be achieved in the biotope without the use of gimmicks and chemicals. Filtration and maintenance are key in keeping a tank healthy.
The tank has a problem. Fix the cause, or problem, instead of treating the symptoms. Fix the problem and the symptoms go away. Don't fix the problem and you'll be fighting the symptoms forever. It may cost more initially, but you'll save money in the long run.
I've given it a few months, no change, PH stays the same (safe), Ammonia is sitting at .1 ppm and instead of scaly algae, its more of a slimy looking bright green algae. Any thoughts?
PS- no fish in tank anymore, he was eating the plants since I was feeding him less, had to get rid of him. Water in my area is terrible, am I going to have to get 75 gallons of distilled water and start from scratch?