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- Jan 21, 2021
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I very recently got my water tested and the lady said every thing was good but just a little ammonia. All my corals are doing great but recently a couple fish have died due to disease and I am currently going fallow. My anemone has only gotten worse. I put him in my fallow tank because i just wanted to see what it would do, figuring as bad as he was doing there’s not much worse he could do. Nothing has fixed it. Although my light on that tank definitely isn’t strong enough for coral/ anemone. That light is a small reptile uvb. Thank you for replying on this post even though it’s been a couple weeks.Hope its still okay, your light probably isnt strong enough for the anemone to survive. also its important to post tank parameters just so we know what else is going on to try to help out a bit more.
Not entirely sure. My test kit is inaccurate and the lady at the store didn’t tell me specifically. She just said it wasn’t a dangerous amount. I asked a guy at a LFS and he recommended iodine dosing so I’ve been doing that too.What’s “a little ammonia”? Ammonia is toxic and very bad for inverts/anemone. Post the levels so we can help further.
I got my water test at an exotic pet store near my house because it’s closer. The LFS is the place that told me to dose iodine. Sorry I didn’t make that clear. I sadly think my BTA is too far gone.Sometimes the people in the LFS are so unhelpful. They should tell you the results for all of the parameters I listed earlier. Probably no real reason to dose iodine either if you keep up on water changes and dont have much coral or invertebrates. You should get water checked or buy test kits (I use red sea and salifert) so that you can check it whenever you need. Its going to be very hard to help you without that information as there is a huge difference between non-dangerous amounts and correct amounts in tanks. There are also iodine test kits but i doubt the LFS actually tested your iodine
Yeah and using both rodi and salt. I was using bacteria for a while but ran out. Are there any you’d suggest because the bacteria I was using you’re supposed to add 1 time a week, I read if it makes you add regularly it’s not quality bacteria. Also I will look into those other test kids for magnesium, calcium, alkalinity, I currently have api and I only say it’s inaccurate because every time I test it says I have perfect perimeters and I doubt that I do.Sadly some anemones dont make it. Api tests can work for Nitrate, pH, and Ammonia just double test with freshly mixed saltwater to make sure they arent reading false positives. Again I highly suggest test kits for Calcium, alkalinity, and magnesium or at least go to the store and get it tested asap, and ask which test they used. It will be much cheaper to get test kits in the long run. You need to add some sort of bacterial additive to help the biological uptake in the tank as well for the ammonia present in the tank. Just making sure are you using rodi water and salt as well?