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Re: Fish flashing #11
The strips are far from accurate, and the ammonia strips are particularly difficult to read. Liquid-based test kits would be worth the investment, to help us to help you get to the root of the problem. I like JBL.
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Re: Fish flashing #12
Hi

I've done a API liquid water test my results
PH 7.6
High range PH 8.0
Ammonia 0.25
Nitrite. 0
Nitrate 20
Done a 25% water change friday
Some of my
fish still flashing any advice would be appreciated.
Peter
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Re: Fish flashing #13
What is your tap water ammonia level? It really ought to be 0 in the tank. Does your water company put in chloramine, and, if so, does your water conditioner address that? What is your tank and filter maintenance regime? I'm just wondering if / hoping that if we can get your ammonia down to 0, and (if) that might make the difference and resolve the problem.
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Re: Fish flashing #14
I do a 20% water change once a week I use seachem by Prime as the Conditioner the tap water ammonia is 0 I've tried Anti Fungus and white spot treatment worm treatment aquatic salt no joy the fish are eating but rubbing against the gravel and filter very hard and I'm very worried the corydoras are fine and assisian snails are breeding I haven't feed them today and won't for a couple of days so hoping the ammonia will go down to 0 in advice is appreciated

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Re: Fish flashing #15
I clean the filter sponges in the tank water I take out when doing a water change
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Re: Fish flashing #16
How often are you cleaning the sponges? Too much cleaning may be disturbing the beneficial bacteria and thus causing ammonia to spike.
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Re: Fish flashing #17
I've have two stingray filters a 15 and a 5 I clean the sponges in each filter alternate weeks once every two weeks
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Re: Fish flashing #18
Hi what's the best way to get ammonia to 0 I've been told by a lady at maidenhead aquatics to use filter start every other day for seven days l,,we are having a new kitchen fitted so I haven't got access to the sink with water till next friday when I'll do a 20% water change thanks

Peter
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Re: Fish flashing #19
The only reliable way is water changes, but if you don't have access to water the next best thing is to dose with a product that will neutralise the ammonia (and nitrite), such as Seachem Prime. Prime locks ammonia and nitrite in a safer form for 48 hours.
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Re: Fish flashing #20
Thanks for your help I been using seachem prime and adding filter start I'll definitely do a 20% water change next friday as I always do a weekly water change