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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-11-2018, 05:08 PM Thread Starter
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Flourish Root tabs Ammonia spike?

My tank has been cycling over a month and a half now and been doing 2 50% water changes per week and ammonia still rises to 1ppm , I have nitrates also. Iím using Tropica soil but I added flourish Root tabs , can this be causing ammonia spikes? Will it ever stop? Should I just restart?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-11-2018, 07:33 PM
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Hi [email protected],

It is unlikely that the Seachem Root Tabs are causing a spike in ammonia. A month is a long time for a tank to cycle, have you been disturbing the substrate a lot or cleaning your filter / changing your filter media thus removing the beneficial bacteria that are trying to become established?

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Are there fish in the tank?

If it never finished cycling, you should let the ammonia climb until it drops to zero and you have high nitrates then you do water changes to lower the nitrates.

Unless of course, there are fish living, then keep up the water changes for sake of fish but it will take longer to cycle.


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The flourish tabs wont cause an ammonia spike, they really dont contain any nitrogen period. If you disturbed your substrate a lot its possible that could have stirred something up.
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