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Old 10-05-2011, 02:31 PM   #1 
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2.0 ppm in tap?!

Hey guys,

I just recently had quite a few fry die off and I'm now left with 6 little CT babies.
I had just done a 1/4th water change on the tank (it's a 10 gal) and decided to check for ammonia. It was almost up to 4.0PPM!!! I have no idea how it go that high in little under a week ><. So I decided to check the tap.
Tap is at almost 2.0 PPM!! WHAT!?
Sooo.... I'm kinda freaking out here.
Any suggestions on what to do?

All help is appreciated! Thanks!!
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Old 10-05-2011, 02:35 PM   #2 
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Run the tap continuously for a few minutes and re-test. It could just be buildup.

If that doesn't work, then I'd recommend probably diluting with some spring water~

Or put some extra Prime in there to lock the ammonia~
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Old 10-05-2011, 02:36 PM   #3 
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Yes ma'am!!! *salutes* I'll go test it again. :)
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Old 10-05-2011, 05:18 PM   #4 
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Aww poor babies =( Hope you get this straightened out.
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Old 10-05-2011, 05:56 PM   #5 
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Thanks Myates! I did a 100% change on the tank and they seem to be pretty darn active- thank god. :)
I checked my tap again and it was still 2.0 ppm ...Looks like I'll have to start buying spring water, lol.
What's weird is that I just changed Smir's tank 100% yesterday and his tank is reading between 0.0 and 0.25ppm. *shrug* I have no idea.
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Old 10-05-2011, 06:49 PM   #6 
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I'd keep checking daily. It might be ammonium too, which is detected as ammonia. Maybe it will decrease? Maybe it's something with your water company.
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Old 10-05-2011, 06:52 PM   #7 
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*shrugs* I have no idea. :< I'm trying to not let it bother be, like Mr. V said. D:
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Old 10-05-2011, 10:21 PM   #8 
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You selling them?
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Old 10-05-2011, 10:22 PM   #9 
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You selling them?
When they get older, yes.
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Old 10-05-2011, 10:25 PM   #10 
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awesome, how old is older?
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