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Post by Puffdaddy on Tue 25 Oct 2011, 8:55 pm

I had an ammonia spike in my aquarium that I wasn't aware of when I teste this eve. Anyone have any products or recommendations for reducing ammonia besides water changes. Or will that be the best way to go.

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Re: Ammonia spike

Post by DonnieP on Tue 25 Oct 2011, 9:10 pm

Some recommend Prime but I would just do water changes and let the cycle continue unless its a bad spike. I don't like adding chemcals to my tank like Prime just because you don't know what they may do later down the line, besides it doesn't get rid of the Ammonia, just binds it up and leaves it in the tank, that can't be good.
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Re: Ammonia spike

Post by matt_longview on Tue 25 Oct 2011, 9:49 pm

I would look for the source if possible. Any livestock you cannot find could potentially be dead and decaying in there. If you have enough water mixed for a large water change I'd do one. If you don't and cannot get some, I'd go for a product like prime and then do large water changes as soon as I could.
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Re: Ammonia spike

Post by davEjones on Tue 25 Oct 2011, 10:22 pm

DonnieP wrote:Some recommend Prime but I would just do water changes and let the cycle continue unless its a bad spike. I don't like adding chemcals to my tank like Prime just because you don't know what they may do later down the line, besides it doesn't get rid of the Ammonia, just binds it up and leaves it in the tank, that can't be good.
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