Harry Harry
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  • Posted on: 30/11/2014 19:12
over done the water change #1
Can anyone help I have done a 40% water change yesterday, looked ok tonight all fish at the surface looks like they are gulping for air. I used a chlorine remover when mixing the salt and water.
NO3:- 20
No2:- 0.5
PH:- 7.5
Ammonia:- 0.2ppm

any advice? I have no medicines and cannot get them until tomorrow evening.
Fishlady Fishlady
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  • Posted on: 30/11/2014 19:19
Re: over done the water change #2
Best way to reduce ammonia and nitrite (which is what is causing them to have breathing difficulties) is more water changes to reduce the levels to as close to 0 as you can. The other thing that is very useful is Seachem Prime which can be overdosed to neutralise ammonia and nitrite in an emergency.
Harry Harry
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  • Posted on: 30/11/2014 19:32
Re: over done the water change #3
Thanks for the advice I will change more water and get Seachem Prime tomorrow,
cathie cathie
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Re: over done the water change #4
I see you have posted in marine. What sort of fish are these?
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