Urgent pH and Ammonia

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  1. Biocube

    Biocube Giant Squid

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    That's why I mentioned a water change. Since the tank is somewhat established there's something causing Ammonia. But for the moment I would do a change in water to lower the ammonia levels, then find the source and fix it.

    Right? :-/
     
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  3. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Those are my thoughts.
     
  4. Uprising Rage

    Uprising Rage Plankton

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    I have been doing frequent water changes since the spike and haven't had the level move so I guess I should just let it sit n stop the water changes. :( I am using ro/di water n I tested it, all the levels are where they should be.

    Also I have a bunch of xenias that look dead since the spike. They might be holding on by a thread but I doubt it. Should I remove them???

    And thank you all. I was on another forum before this and got no help.
    This website is awesome!!

    U all helped a lot.

    If my tank is going threw another cycle will it kill everything?? Nobody has ever had this problem??

    My calcium is at 380ppm should I dose some or leave it alone till the levels even out??

    I was doing 10% water changes once a month. I realized my ph was low and raised it and that's when the ammonia spiked. I hope I don't lose any more fish or corals. All my snails look dead :(
     
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  5. 2in10

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    What is your specific gravity/salinity?

    What did you use to boost your pH?
     
  6. Kevin_E

    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    I was just going by what he said and that was that nothing died. I stated that it is odd for a 1 year old tank to go through a cycle like that without something dying, but that is what the OP said happened; I can only go by what he said. Based on that (nothing dying), I wouldn't do a water change as the colonies need to re-establish and in order to do so, they need a "food source" (ammonia).

    If something did die, then I agree with you two. Find the source and do the water change.
     
  7. Kevin_E

    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    Scour your tank and make sure nothing is dead.
     
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  9. Uprising Rage

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    1.025 specific gravity. Used aqueon pH plus in the water change buckets to bring it up.
    Could it be the aqueon?? I was using API powder before this.

    Nothing is dead in tank (d.i.t) except the snails and xenias and I'm not even positive they are 100% dead. All my fish and shrimp are accounted for.
     
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  10. Kevin_E

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    I'd leave it be then if your fish are doing fine and let your bacteria base develop again. Something through it off.

    Did you add a lot of fish recently and/or all at once?
     
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    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Look at the package and tell us what the ingredients are please.
     
  12. Uprising Rage

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    There are no ingredients on the bottle. It is a liquid. It says on it safely increases pH in fresh or saltwater aquariums.

    I haven't added anything to the tank.

    Like I said I noticed the ph was low and did a water change to bring it up after that it has been nothing but a nightmare. Corals dying or looking super unhealthy.

    I really appreciate all of you trying to help me :)