1ppm Of Ammonia In Tap Water.

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Nick-Alan

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I woke up and all my ghost shrimp were dead. I found an ammonia spike in my tank after a water change. I was highly suspicious, so I tested the water straight from my sink. MY SINK WATER HAD OVER 1PPM OF AMMONIA.



Any suggestions? Tips, Tricks?

Does this stuff hurt humans too?



I also noticed on one of my molly fish his scales are turning white. - Could this be related?



Using the Freshwater Master Test Kit by API



Day of water change:

Ammonia @ > 0.25 ppm

Nitrite @ 0.00 ppm

Nitrate @ >5.0 ppm



Day after water change:

Ammonia @ < 1.00 ppm

Nitrite @ 0.00 ppm

Nitrate @ > 0.00 ppm



Currently:

Day of water change:

Ammonia @ > 0.25 ppm

Nitrite @ 0.00 ppm

Nitrate @ >5.0 ppm
 

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In a cycled tank, 1 ppm of Ammonia should have no effect and should be easily filtered out. My guess is that because it was a shrimp tank, your colony of BB wasn’t large enough to handle it and that killed a few shrimp. The dead shrimp then released more ammonia that killed the others and so on.
 
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