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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-17-2013, 09:44 PM Thread Starter
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Almost crashed my tank.

Just did a 5g W/C now tested the ammonia before it was at 8ppm danger. Got it back down to .25 after and put back the air stone for now. Lost a neon tetra too. The fish were breathing pretty heavy at the surface but now they look 10x better. The only thing I did last night was a W/C and added a piece of driftwood but i took that out and threw it in the trash 5mins later.
Ph 7.4
ammonia .25ppm
Nitrite = 0
Nitrate = 0
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-18-2013, 06:24 PM
Are these real?
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Is your tank cycled? How long established? Overstocked? How's your filtration setup?

Ammonia galore and no nitrites can be a sign of insufficient nitrosomonas bacteria, usually the case in brand-new tanks, or sudden influx of ammonia.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-20-2013, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
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It's been up for a year already. I'm not sure what happen but everything is fine now.
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