Join Date: May 2012
Location: Firestone, Colorado
How fast is ammonia produced?
Are there any estimates/numbers on the rough ammonia (and hence nitrates) are produced? I know there are multiple sources of ammonia - over feeding, fish excrement, etc.
I.e., a fish generates N ppm/gallon, or something similar.
Is this something people have payed attention to or measured? General rules of thumb or observed values would be great.
For example, if I put a few fish (say 10 2" tetras) in a 10 gal BB tank, how fast would I expect the nitrates to go up? Not that I'm proposing this, I'm trying learn from the general experiences out there.