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post #2 of (permalink) Old 10-03-2012, 07:47 PM
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What are you using as a source of ammonia? a 75g with 1-2ppm of ammonia is a lot for 1 platy. lol.

When you are doing the 50% water changes, what are you treating the water with? Prime will give a false/positive on ammonia tests, so if you are changing 50% of the water, then treating with prime, then testing a bit later or even the next day, it will show a false/positive. Maybe hold off on the water changes for a few days and then test and see what the readings are. Other alternative is to get the seachem total/free ammonia test which will test and show what the true ammonia and ammonium levels are. Ammonium is the byproduct of prime binding with the chlorine.

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