Nano tank crashed

Discussion in 'Nano Tanks' started by Alfonso, Apr 17, 2018.

  1. Alfonso

    Alfonso New Member

    ammonia shot up killed my snails some mushrooms coral one clown fish. Did 25% water change check two day later Ammonia level is 1 ppm . Also found some parasite to?
  2. lmforbis

    lmforbis Administrator Staff Member

    You need to do more water changes to get the ammonia down.
    What kind of parasite?
  3. beaslbob

    beaslbob Well-Known Member

    Are you using Prime to control ammonia? and do you test (with seachem ammo dot or multitest ammonia kit?

    Try adding some macro algae to consume the ammonia.

    my .02
  4. Alfonso

    Alfonso New Member

    Yes to all the question added more live rock Ammonia levels dropped?
  5. beaslbob

    beaslbob Well-Known Member

    FWIW prime does lock up ammonia but standard ammonia test kits like the api kit still test positive for ammonia because they cannot distinguish between locked and free ammonia. Seachem has two test kits first the ammo dot and the sachem ammonia multitest kit the does distinguish.

    The danger is you add Prime, still test ammonia and repeat. Prime also locks up oxygen so it is possible the fish can suffocate with the same symptoms as ammonia poisoning.

    Macro and other algae consume ammonia directly then nitrates when no ammonia is present. And also consume while returning oxygen and fish food.

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