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  • Posted on: 26/8/2010 13:36
Re: Help! Ammonia and Nitrite too high! #11

I agree with Suey2, the Ammonia in the pond is a good thing. You need a supply of ammonia to start the nitrogen cycle, and you already have it

In a fishless pond I would suspect that decomposing vegetation is your source of ammonia. If all your plants are new then I would hope they aren't decomposing just yet, but something in there might be (including debris that has fallen into the pond that you have missed).

Hope that helps,