1.0ppm ammonia? how bad?

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  1. Toallhisdoom

    Toallhisdoom Dragon Wrasse

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    Hammer coral was all shrunk up, looked like it was just a skeleton its so sucked in. Tested water, everything is good except ammonia was around 1.0ppm. Amquel got it down to 0 by this morning.

    ammonia 1.0ppm
    nitrate-0
    nitrite-0
    ph-8.2
    phosphate-0
    cal-above 500
    kh around 6
    specifit gravity 1.026
    temp 78

    and i have 2 dwarf angels, flame and coral beauty so maybe they nipped it but i don't think so.

    so would the 1ppm of ammonia cause it to close up?
     
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  3. sim1killa

    sim1killa Astrea Snail

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    any ammonia is not good.
    What is the size and age of your system.
     
  4. Toallhisdoom

    Toallhisdoom Dragon Wrasse

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    75 gal display 30gal sump. About 6 months?
     
  5. epsilon

    epsilon Feather Star

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    would definitely do a water change, depending on size the others will be better able to give you an idea of size. also may want to consider using an ammonia removal agent such as zeolite granules. then monitor it closely... ammonia is a killer, and it's a quick killer too. Know from experience :(
     
  6. Toallhisdoom

    Toallhisdoom Dragon Wrasse

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    well thats why as soon as i saw it i used the amquel. And will do a water change when i get home.