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Old 12-17-2014, 04:41 PM   #1 
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Around 1 ppm ammonia in tap water.

I am cycling a 7 gallon for a my planted betta tank. I bought an API test master kit and my tap water has ammonia in it! Luckily I believe the cycling is done or almost done, because I tested the tank and it read no ammonia. But, should I call the water department or is this normal?

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Old 12-17-2014, 06:21 PM   #2 
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I am cycling a 7 gallon for a my planted betta tank. I bought an API test master kit and my tap water has ammonia in it! Luckily I believe the cycling is done or almost done, because I tested the tank and it read no ammonia. But, should I call the water department or is this normal?

Here is the tap water result.
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It's not normal but it's not surprising. Definitely call and complain, if they don't wanna fix it they might lower your water bill. Ours is .25 at home and around .10 at college
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Old 12-17-2014, 07:57 PM   #3 
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It's fairly normal depending on the time of year. Municipal & City water authorities use chlorine and chloramine to disinfect. Chloramine is a form of chlorine and ammonium, which doesn't dissipate in the pipes on it's way to your house.

Ammonium is not harmful as ammonia, but it will sometimes show up on tests as ammonia. Prime should take care of it.

I'm not sure that being a squeaky wheel is going to get anything done, you could try though.
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Old 12-17-2014, 08:20 PM   #4 
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Well I just ordered some seachem prime, I seriously doubt calling would do anything either, they never answer the phone anyways.
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