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Old 01-03-2013, 06:11 PM   #1 
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cleaned tank

ok i've finished the cleaning of my tank hours ago. this is my test results after having cleaned the tank (i also cleaned all decor as well) ammonia was .50-1.0 ....PH was 7.6.....PH High was 8.4-8.8......nitrite was 0.....nitrate was 0....so now what.....(using the api master test kit ....betta is still in the 10 gallon tank)
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:17 PM   #2 
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Do you add tap water conditioner? Sometimes the ammonia can be from the tap water itself, or the fact the tank is not cycled.

How come you cleaned the tank so thoroughly?
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:21 PM   #3 
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no tanks not cycled its still new under a week old. i cleaned it thoroughly bc i had 2 dead neon tetras (brought the rest back to store) and they tested my water in the bowl that i brought tetras back in and it was sky high for alkaline...so thats why and i have another thread opened about this :)
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:24 PM   #4 
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Yikes!

Well, what all does your conditioner do? What one do you use? I have one that neutralizes heavy metals, chloramine and chlorine.
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using Top Fin Betta Water Conditioner
it says it helps neutralize ammonia, chloramine, and chlorine promotes healthy slime coat
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:06 PM   #6 
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test your tap water. My tap water has ammonia in it, about .25, and even though my conditioner says it helps lower ammonia levels, it barely does and it's at .25 two days later.

If the ammonia is very high in your water, your conditioner may not be able to lower it enough.
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:57 AM   #7 
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ok if my conditioner isnt working which it appears its not then what do i use
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:32 AM   #8 
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There are ammonia neutralizing tabs and drops that you can get from the store. If you have ammonia in your tap water, add it when you add your conditioner, then check the treated water before putting it in your tank. If it's still high, then there's something else going on.
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