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People destroy golf clubs after missing their shot, too. It's always the fault of the equiment, never the user, right?Google this
Prime causes false nitrite reading in API test
That's not to say it causes false ammonia readings, but what it is to say is API is sure involved in a lot of crappy search returns in one manifestation or another. Heh
Yeah, that's probably what I would do with this tank, too. Maybe the driftwood is rotting or there's more debris buildup at the bottom or in the filter than you realize?I have several other tanks. Ammonia readings are ok on those. I'm thinking of just starting over. There has to be something in there causing this.
Did 80 % wc and cleaned out the filter. In the intake tube I found a clump of either hair or decaying plant. Maybe both. Hopefully this was my issue. After the 80% wc the reading was still 0.50 ammonia. I will get a nitrate/nitrite test and start watching them now. Curiously enough the there where some little wiggle worms alive in the substrate in strangely high ammonia conditions.