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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-21-2018, 01:34 AM Thread Starter
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17gallon cube heavily planted
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I had 0 ammonia and Everytime I added ammonia it would go to zero within 24-48hours max

Planted everything last week and 2 days ago Iíve been adding tropica specialized liquid fertilizer half the weekly dosage split everyday and Iím testing 0.25 ammonia on API test kit and itís new test kit I tried another API both shows same.

Is it registering ammonia or could it be ammonium? From the fertilizer? Because on salifert test kit the chart is really bad but showing less then 0.25 since I canít tell color different 0-0.25

oh and the Tropica liquid fertilizer is about 2 years old since itís from my old tank that I use to use

Can liquid fertilizer cause an ammonia spike in tank?

Tropica specializes ferriliser has ammonium inside and itís a heavily planted cycled new tank since a month and half but plants went in last week and I have ammonia 0.25 after adding daily dosage half the dosage

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As you pointed out, if the fertilizer has ammonia then you will get a spike until the plants and bacteria catch up.
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It has ammonium not ammonia? I have a feeling dr Chihiros killls beneficial bacteria?
 
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Most test kits measure both ammonia and ammonium (total ammonia).

Some random links on the subject:

What is ammonia NH3 & NH4? - Seneye

https://www.researchgate.net/post/Wh...t_water_bodies
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