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Ammonia Won’t Go Down!?? Help

Discussion in 'American Cichlids' started by SuperD14, Apr 18, 2019.

  1. SuperD14Valued MemberMember

    I’ve had this tank running over a year and a half and previously kept piranhas in it, ammonia was constantly at 0.25 however it showed no nitrates and high nitrates, I’ve since got rid of the piranhas and now I have a red tail shark, spanner barb, male convict and a small electric blue acara. All the fish do fine, no disease, ammonia burns, anything of that sort. When I had piranhas I even had red cherry shrimp breed in this tank. It’s 250litres and has 1400litre per our plumb running, is my test kit wrong??

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    Ammonia nitrite and nitrate
     
  2. Nick72Valued MemberMember

  3. SuperD14Valued MemberMember

    Every weekend at least, sometimes if there’s a lot of debris I’ll do a small change mid week just to remove some of the dirt off the bottom. But every weekend I do at least 40-50% I’ve previously checked my tap water for nitrates and they come out pretty high if I can remember. I’ll do it now to see.
     
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