warning on tap water

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    that exactly where i am unfortunately
    so i have ammonia free water to add to the tank
    but i am stuck on site working

    will try do another bactch of water of weekend
    2x25kg of zeolite used to get 900ltr of clean water in 4 days
    I need another plan
     
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    From being in this situation, makes me aware of how I need to step up my filtration with the help of different types of sponges and media to combat this issue

    This is my current unit but I have to clean it weekly I dont think it can keep up

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    I use Sera Quick Test (6 in 1) with Seachem Ammonia Alert in each tank.
     
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    If you have the zeolite .. another plan can be made ... let me go dig up that thread.
     
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    The BCB could form part of a continuous water changer if you like.

    Later Ferdie
     
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    Tank water test for amonia on 2 week old water on 400L since last water change since I was to scared to change the water last week. I will take another test and post results as soon as water change is done. [​IMG]

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    @top dog I came across this seems lowering your ph may help a bit.



    Ammonia, Ammonium

    Ammonia in water is either un-ionized ammonia or the ammonium ion. ... Un-ionized ammonia is the toxic form and predominates when pH is high. The NH4+ ion is relatively non-toxic and predominates when pH is low. In general, less than 10% of ammonia is in the toxic form when pH is less than 8.0 pH units.
     
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    To be honest I think the best option is prime and water changes. I lost a Cory while using Amguard as indicated and my fish were also unhappy. Now after the water change they are loving life. I did do about a 70% water change and it has totally transformed the tank and my fish


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    It could be that Rand Water used more additives for a while, and have subsequently stopped adding them.
    My experience over the last couple of weeks has been that things have carried on as normal, with no raised or alarming changes to the water parameters that I could detect.
    Sometimes the water has a stronger chlorine smell, and then double the amount of Prime I use.
    We also get supplied by Rand Water.

    All my tanks are established tanks, they all have various plants in them, although the density of plants varies from tank to tank.
    I don't do major water changes very often.
    I top up water levels as required, and do a monthly vacuum and water change on all the tanks.
    Someone suggested a long time ago that shrimp are happier with less water changes, and I have taken that to heart, as it means less work.

    I usually check the pH and temperature every few days, but on the whole don't bother with the other parameters on the tanks, unless there is an issue.
    I trust that the Seachem Prime and occasional Seachem Stability are doing their thing, and the plants are helping in keeping the nitrates levels manageable.
    I use Prime at a dosage of 1ml per 20 litre bucket of water I am topping up with, which is double the recommended dosage of 5ml per 200 litres, but it works for me.

    Continue to monitor the water parameters, but avoid trying to change every number to an ideal stastistical value.
    Rather aim for stable and consistent conditions in your tanks.
    You will stress less, and enjoy the tanks and their residents more.
     
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    hi guys
    sorry for lack of feed back
    been a ruff couple of days but some positives:
    I have done a water changes on both of my systems with clean water my make shift filter is giving me
    ph of both tanks 7.8
    fred the umbie eating well and showing now signs of hth disease
    crumpet the stingray eating like the greedy pig she is
    ravoli baby stingray ate 2 pieces of sardine this morning, first confirmed meal is 9 days
     
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    Glad things seem to be picking up @top dog
     
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    awesome glad it came right
     
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    Yew thank God!!
    Glad things are coming right.
     
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