Ammonia in tap water?
After being out of the hobby a few years i recently set up a couple tanks, one being a small planted shrimp tank for some CRS and Neos, other for some fish only. I have always been on well water and never did much water testing and had some great tanks/fish. But late last year we had to get on town water, no chlorine etc they said, after filling my tanks though i got some Prime to be sure. I used pure Ammonia to cycle and never really checked Ammonia after Nitrate was high, when it got to 120, i did a huge WC to get ready for the shrimp, suppose to get them tomorrow, but after the WC the ammonia was higher and now have nitrite again:-(.
It looks like, with API test, Ammonia is close to 0.25, is that high for tap water? Adding prime to the tank does not make it completely go away, should i add more prime and age/aerate the water or would that help with Ammonia?