for those who have red a couple of my post know that my 10 gallon,filtered,heated sorority aquarium didnt last.all 5 of my girls died that i had in there..at first i couldnt figure out what killed them.but after reading the water chemistry basics post on here..they died from ammonia poisoning.i thought thats what it was but wasnt certain until now.
its been about a week after the deaths..i just checked my parameters earlier today...
nitrate-about a 1
i did a 25-50% water change the last 3 or 4 days of my girls death,,it seemed the ammonia had dropped to about .5...but it has gone up again though there hasnt been any fish in it for almost a week.and i done about 2 water changes since then.
i cant seem to get it to go down or really change.im testing using API freshwater master test kit.picture of my setup is in my tanks section and should be in my albums as well.water temp is at about 79F..im using water conditioner to treat chlorine and chloramine.
tap water readings
i did research and fount out my water doesnt contain chloramine...
tanks been setup roughly 2 months now.any ideas why the ammonia has not changed?i also thought about putting a few rosy red minnows in it to do a fish-in cycle or to complete it..but i also want to keep them as pet fish.possibly to add a male betta in with them if i dont decide to add him in another tank.
any ideas to the ammonia levels and what to do?i researched,couldnt exactly fine anything.i thought about doing a DIY sponge filter since i have everal extra bubblers and pumps..but i figured the HOB filter should do the trick considering it came with the tank..