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Re: High Ammonia problems

Subject: Re: High Ammonia problems
by Fishlady on 12/4/2019 10:17:00

It takes time for bacteria levels to build back up and deal with ammonia spikes and you need to establish what the underlying cause was and deal with that, too. How often do you normally do a partial water change on the tank and how much each time? If it's been too little, over time the water will have acidified and used up all of the carbonates which will have cause the beneficial bacteria to die off - other symptoms of this (old tank syndrome) are a low pH and high nitrates. There's an article here on how to deal with ammonia spikes and the potential, following nitrite spike. https://www.fishkeeping.co.uk/articles ... ammonia-nitrite-spike.htm