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    Default need help to get my ammonia down

    i just did a water change in my 55g tank to day and did my testing my ph is at 8.4 my nitrite is at 0 but my damm ammonia is at a 0.25 to a 0.50 i just want to know if that is ok or not and what do i do to get it down

    if u help it would do nice

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    TJDeMars - Reefkeeper Registered User
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    Is this a new tank? more information is needed....

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    my tank is not new been runnig fo about 8 to 9 m

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    dakar - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Ammonia at any quanity can be quite toxic.... I'd suggest a good water change and start running some activated carbon.

    Then start looking for the source of the ammo...
    Have you lost any fish or critters lately? A fish dying and going unoticed can produce these effects if your cleanup crew doesn't find him right away.
    Any chance a lot of excess food has been added to the tank?
    things like that.

    Isolate the source and eliminate it and you'll be good to go.
    Every electronic device is manufactured with smoke stored deep inside... only a true genius can find a way to set it free.

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