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I have a ten gallon tank that has had an 8 ammonia for three weeks now. Three guppies died and a snail, now I have a molly, four shrimp, an African dwarf frog, and a mystery snail left. Motorists are at .25 and nitrates are 0. Ph was 8.2 for several weeks and has finally lowered to 8.0. We have been vaccuming the gravel weekly and have done a few 50% water changes with no difference in ph afterwards. We feed them every other day now. I did a tank flush last night and the ammonia was finally dropped to 2 but less than 24 hours, it is back between 4 and 8. Yes, I know I never cycled the tank before adding anything in there. Would it be wrong to just wipe the entire tank minus the filters and start with new water and cleaned gravel?