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New YouTube Schedule


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


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


-   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.



use a product like Seachem Prime




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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