ammonia

  1. A

    Free Ammonia after RO, Safe to Use?

    Hi Reef2Reef. Have a quick question about acceptable chloramine and ammonia levels coming out of an RO filter. I'm using a 4 stage RO filter only (No DI) and testing finished water quality for chloramine and ammonia, and testing using an API saltwater test kit. Currently reading somewhere...
  2. csab1n

    How long it takes for a tank to re-cycle on average?(and how long can corals go without lighting?)

    So I just did a 4 day cross country move and brought all the livestock and equipment with me. I threw out all the old sand. Unfortunately most of my live rock had to go in the trailer, submerged under water in a tote. Needless to say it was less than ideal to begin with, but I had no more room...
  3. acsnanoreef

    High ammonia during fishless cycle 20g cube

    Hey everyone! So I’m on day 5 of the Dr. Tim’s fishless cycle. yesterday my tests read: pH (8.15) and nitrite (0.1) seem good but my ammonia is at 0.5 (salifert test kits) Today I tested my ammonia and now it’s showing 1.5! is that okay? I feel like the bacteria should be bringing this down...
  4. D

    Cycle confusion

    Hello there, I started my 125l tank on October 18th, added live rock (about 10 kg) and been constantly adding Dr. Tim’s One and Only. For about few weeks ammonia was high about (1ppm) then two weeks ago it dropped to 0.2 ppm and a week ago it was 0.86 ppm again. Now for the last week my Red Sea...
  5. Nagra92

    EMERGENCY Amonia , Phosphate , Nitrate , Nitirte results ?

    Hello guys , my tank is 5 months old i am having hair alagae in , Green algae & Slime algae in my tank i have installed Phosphate reactor , in my tank My tank is 45 gallon I added 50g of ROWAPHOS in PHOSBAN 150 Reactor also tell me the result of Ammonia , Nitrate , Nitrite , Ph levels all is...
  6. michaelabellz

    In serious need of some advice regards to cycling!!

    I have been cycling my tank for 2 and a half months now and have seen no spike of ammonia (steady .25 for pretty much the entire cycle), just last week my nitrite tested at .25ppm but has stayed steady ever since which is odd as I read nitrites double every 12 hours. I have two black mollies...
  7. SarfCharlee

    Dry Rock & Sand Cycle: What to expect?

    Hello Reefers, I'm new to the hobby and super invested. Just wanted to make sure I'm on the right path. Below are my tank details: Used Fluval Evo 13.5 G- Rinsed & Cleaned Dry Rock & Sand (Store didn't have live sand) Temp: Between 76-78 Degrees - Trying to get this leveled out So to start my...
  8. kiddkobireefs

    Cycling High Nitrites While Ammonia Is Lowering

    I’ve been testing my tank everyday to monitor my cycle. Cycle has been going on for over a month now. My nitrites have continually been high right now for the past 3-4 days at 2-5ppm. My ammonia read 2.0ppm for a few days and has gone to 1ppm as of today but my nitrites are still sitting between...
  9. AustinR

    Cycling question all levels are high after change

    I have a question that I hope someone can answer. I have been cycling my tank fishless for 5 weeks. I have 75 gallon tank using dry rock 90 pounds and live sand 120 lbs. Using a fluval Fx6 canister filter. Also In the tank is 2 powerheads and a HOB skimmer that both seem to be working well...
  10. Bwgrohs

    Hello HELP!!! NH3 raising!

    I need help! My ammonia Level Is high, sitting at 0.090, and raising. I have it on SENEYE and it was changed yesterday. I started with water changes (about a gallon every 12hrs, AWC), but it is continuing to raise. The tank is 70 gallon system with 55 gallon display. Currently it is sitting...
  11. Sick_man

    Tank Disaster

    Hi, my tank is little over a month old and and I used some live sand and bacteria to try to cycle it. About last week I tested the water and it was fine. However, I tested the water today and the parameters were: PH 8.4, Ammonia 2.0ppm, Nitrite .50ppm, and Nitrate 10ppm. My I placed in my Xenia...
  12. jackalexander

    EMERGENCY Ammonia Issue

    So I decided to do a fishless cycle using Dr. Tim’s nitrifying bacteria and ammonia. Unfortunately, like an idiot, I dosed 5x more ammonia than I should have. I’m using an API test kit and my ammonia readings have shown 8ppm (the max for the test kit) for days and I’m getting readings of 5ppm...
  13. NewNanoTank

    Removing excess food

    So I just fed my 2 clown fish today (10g tank) and usually after feeding I try to remove (with my hands because I don’t have bottom feeders or a net) the left over fish food. However, looking at the tank right now there are 2-3 pellets I missed from previous feedings and 4-7 visible sized pieces...
  14. Twalker791

    Ammonia dosing- keep dosing or stop? So many questions!

    Ok so I am doing a fishless cycle in my new 37 gallon FOWLR tank. I have aragonite sand and dry live rock in the tank, and 4 days ago I added a bottle of Bio-Spira. I got pure ammonia (Ace Hardware janitorial brand as suggested) and started dosing. Day one I dosed it to 4 ppm. The next day the...
  15. Twalker791

    USED WRONG AMMONIA- is one small dose too much?!

    Hello! I have started cycling my new 37 gallon FOWLR tank with pure ammonia from ACE since I saw that my LA’s Totally Awesome was a no go. So I am at the point where my ammonia is going down within 24 hours, High nitrites still, and nitrates are present. Today I put 2ml of the LA’s Totally...
  16. K

    10% ammonium hydroxide???

    I am cycling a 32 gallon bio cube using a 10% ammonium hydroxide solution from Ace Hardware. Things seem to be going well (1ppm ammonia and .50 nitrites so far) but I am suddenly panicked that I used the wrong thing. I can’t find an ingredient list on the bottle. Shaking it does not cause foam...
  17. T

    Dwarf Angel Dead

    Hello first post. I set up and cycled my 65 gallon tank a month ago. About 2 weeks ago I added an orange spot Goby and a Keyhole Angel. I have been test the water regularly to make sure there were no spikes and everything has been good. Sunday I went back to the store and had them test the...
  18. H

    Build Thread This is a different Reef Tank

    Hi all you fellow Reefers, My entry into this fine group was over my Dwarf Seahorse Breeding Pond. There are 750 gallons of Marine Ponds here. With two separate Breeding Corrals and perhaps 100 or so Ponies. It was time to share the methods. The marine ponds are a little too high in Phos for...
  19. D

    Build Thread 210 gallon restart after outbreak

    hey everyone, after a few months of leaving my tank empty i've finally had time to start all over again. this outbreak almost made me quit since it all happened so suddenly, friend bought me a surprise fish, an orange shoulder tang, dropped it directly in the tank. everything died in 2 days...
  20. D

    Ammonia barely going up, cycling

    Hey everyone, so this is not exactly my first time setting up a saltwater tank. But ive never tried cycling with shrimp, so ive decided to do it with my new tank. It is 210 gallons, and ive put in 2 chopped up table shrimp (in a filter bag) in the sump. And ive been letting it rot in there for...
  21. KameronManning

    Water quality / parameters HELP

    Hey everyone! I need some helping solving some water quality issues my tank is starting to get noticeably cloudy. All of the data is below . Cheers! Parameters : Ammonia: .25 Nitrate: 10 ppm Ph: 8.0 Nitrite: 0 ppm Tank and Filtration: 20 gallon Marineland HOB FILTER 1 chemi pure elite...
  22. Chipper1978

    Cycling - Take Action or Let Alone?

    Waiting for my new Waterbox 130.4 to cycle (fishless) and would like opinions on whether I should do a water change, add more bacteria, or let things alone. Here’s a daily log... 5/3/20 - Approximately 70 pounds of MarcoRocks and 60 pounds of AragAlive sand. Added saltwater (0 TDS RO/DI at...
  23. F

    Tank cycled but after 25% water change I got readings of Ammonia and Nitrites

    Hello there, Im new in the hobby, I just started my reef tank, 20 gallons, I started my cycling period about 25 days ago using Brightwell Micro Bacter Dry Rock Starter Kit, I made the cycle, brought down Ammonia and Nitrite to zero and my Nitrates where reading at 80PPM, the instructions on the...
  24. C

    Concentration of Ammonia (ppm) per Ammonium Chloride Dose (g) and Tank Volume (gal)

    Hi everybody, This thread may not be relevant to everybody, but to those who need it I think that this could be extremely useful. For those of us that opt to do a fishless cycle, I have created a quick reference dosing chart to achieve whatever concentration (ppm) of ammonia you desire by...
  25. Eve

    Cycling

    So Im in the middle of cycling my tank with fish in it. Checking the water parameters it seems like the nitrites and ammonia are very high, which obviously it’s supposed to happen, but it seems like it’s really not going down. Is it possible to do a 50% to 75% water change in the middle of...
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