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Zander
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PostSubject: Cannot get ammonia to 0   Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:55 am

Hey guys, just a quick rant,
Ive been finding it impossible to get my ammonia lower than .25ppm, i test water straight out of the tap, and it has an ammonia reading of .25, so im assuming this is cause they use chloramine in it.
As i cannot get it down any lower, is this okay for my BN?

Also does activated carbon remove seachem stability? Dont think it does but just want a second opinion?
And is it worth having AC or not?
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PostSubject: Re: Cannot get ammonia to 0   Wed Nov 27, 2013 2:10 am

How are you testing it? If you are getting 0.25ppm ammonia for day old tap water then I would take that as the new zero

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PostSubject: Re: Cannot get ammonia to 0   Wed Nov 27, 2013 3:02 am

Ive done a couple tests:
One straight out of tap
And one thats been aged for a couple of days, always .25 in all my tanks, nitrite is 0
Could it be that test kit is picking up ammonium? Or is that a completely different test?
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PostSubject: Re: Cannot get ammonia to 0   Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:12 am

Mine is constantly between 0 - .25 as well.
same from the tap too.
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PostSubject: Re: Cannot get ammonia to 0   Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:34 pm

Oh sweet, thats a bit more comforting. Lol
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PostSubject: Re: Cannot get ammonia to 0   Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:42 pm

Just keep an eye on it & make sure you adjust with prime if necessary
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PostSubject: Re: Cannot get ammonia to 0   Thu Nov 28, 2013 4:48 am

Yeaa i always chuck a little seachem stability in there after each water change and always detoxify new water with prime
Soo its all good, was just wondering why i couldnt get it to zero, but thats okayy
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PostSubject: Re: Cannot get ammonia to 0   Thu Nov 28, 2013 11:24 pm

I would stop adding that stability for a while & see how it goes,
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PostSubject: Re: Cannot get ammonia to 0   Sat Nov 30, 2013 1:40 am

Alrightly, i try that in my smaller tank n keep checking readings
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