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New YouTube Schedule

TUGTYFA Sundays

COTW Wednesdays

PODVID on Fridays

Misc mixed in here and there

 

Ammonia and Nitrite spikes

 

We will lump these two together 

 

First thing, importance of master test kit

 

API Master Test Kit 

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000255NCI/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B000255NCI&linkCode=as2&tag=kgt06-20

 

What causes the A and N to spike

Explain the BB

new fish = additional load on the tank

over feeding

dead fish hidden

lack of maintenance

 

What to do if a spike happens

thorough cleaning (but not to much)

major water changes (water only)

add bb in a bottle

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006YG12F6/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B006YG12F6&linkCode=as2&tag=kgt06-20

 

-   add bb from another tank 

use a product like API ammolock. I misspoke on the podcast and said this was a Kordon product. Amquel is the Kordon product. Here are links to both.

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000255N0A/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B000255N0A&linkCode=as2&tag=kgt06-20

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006OONEOA/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B006OONEOA&linkCode=as2&tag=kgt06-20

 

 

use a product like Seachem Prime

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00025694O/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00025694O&linkCode=as2&tag=kgt06-20

 

 

 

How to prevent them

the easiest way to prevent them is to understand what makes them happen to begin with.

attention to left over food (monitor feedings)

avoid places where dead fish can remain hidden

regular maintenance

clean sponges with aquarium water

if your filters have cartridges only switch one at a time

 

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