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Roxie
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Relentless Ammonia
« on: March 03, 2012, 06:54:14 PM »
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Any suggestions on how to get the ammonia under control other than using Ammonia-Loc?
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Re: Relentless Ammonia
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2012, 07:37:37 PM »
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I definetly would not use ammo-lock. Your tank just needs to cycle. Just get in the habit of changing the water every day or every other day and add a full dose of beneficial bacteria each time, it should take more than a few weeks. Some filters like my two Fluvals have ammonia removing media but I don't bother, just let it cycle.
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Re: Relentless Ammonia
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2012, 04:48:28 AM »
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I have heard that ammolock can throw your test results out so you don't really know whats happening... be wary of using it. Cheers
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Re: Relentless Ammonia
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2012, 05:30:22 AM »
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What I've personally done to get ammonia under control is two things;
1) limit the amount you feed, or have periods of fasting, for example I didn't feed my fish for around 5 or 6 days.
2) regular water changes, I have been doing 3 water changes a week, so I do a 30% change on Tuesday, Thursday then a 50% change on  a Sunday.

Then it's pretty much a game of patience while you wait for the tank to cycle properly during this time.

Also how big is your tank and how many occupants do you have?
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Roxie
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Re: Relentless Ammonia
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2012, 02:09:15 AM »
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The tank is 12 gallons with one fancy goldfish.
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scrivens345
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Re: Relentless Ammonia
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2012, 02:23:05 AM »
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Relentless Ammonia....wasn't that a record by the Alan Parsons Project Huh
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Skwishee
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Re: Relentless Ammonia
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2012, 05:00:46 AM »
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Ah okay, one fancy in 12 gallons is fine, as long as you know not to add any more fish as the tank is pretty much at it's stocking limit.

It sounds like your tank may just need to cycle, so if you follow the advice of feeding less and lots of water changes, it should be fine.

There are also some threads here covering the topic of cycling a tank, so be sure to check out the following;
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Let us know how you get on!
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