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Mar 23, 2012 - So, I dug out our Fish Tank Ammonia Remover and gave it a try myself
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When you notice high ammonia levels, immediately perform a 25- to 50-percent water change in your tank, replacing the water with freshly dechlorinated water safe for aquarium use. This should be in addition to your regular partial water changes of up to 25 percent, which must be completed weekly, biweekly or monthly, depending on the size of your tank and the number of fish. A gravel vacuum helps you remove uneaten food and fish waste that settles among your substrate, so use this with every water change to help reduce ammonia buildup.
In this video we will show you how to remove ammonia from your fish tank and recommend some chemicals that can help remove the ammonia.
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"Cycling the tank" means that you are establishing a bacteria bed inyour toremove the toxins that the fish's metabolism creates. There are rightand wrong ways to do this, and several things you can do to slow thisprocess (which you don't want to do). There are two steps to cycling,but you don't have to do anything special for either of them. First,your will grow a culture of bacteriathat digest ammonia and turn it into Nitrite (which is more toxic thanthe ammonia in hard water or water with a ), then your producesbacteria that digest Nitrite and turn it into relatively harmlessNitrate. However, Nitrate will contribute to loss of appetite andstress in your fish, as well as contributing to , so it is important to do to keep yourtank in best condition. Read more on . Search Ammonia Removal Fish Tank Get Results from 6 Engines at Once
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Ammonia poisoning is a very real threat to your fish, especiallywhen the tank is new and is still orif the tank has been stressed and the has been upset orremoved.So, I dug out our Fish Tank Ammonia Remover and gave it a try myself. I let the freshly washed diapers soak in the Fish Tank Ammonia Remover water for 10 hours.Watch more How to Take Care of an Aquarium videos:

To control ammonia in an aquarium, well first all, a lot of new tanks will experience ammonia, and it's perfectly fine. You just want to make sure you don't have a lot of fish in the tank to experience the side-effects of high ammonia. Every tank goes through a cycling period where the bacteria is trying to stabilize in the filter, in the gravel, in the decorations. And until that bacteria settles in, you're going to experience high levels of ammonia and nitrite. Again, you don't want to have fish that are very sensitive to ammonia, because they will die. Ammonia is toxic to the fish.

In an established tank, if you're still getting elevated levels of ammonia, you want to look to the cause of that. It's usually from overfeeding, overcrowdedness, a lack of proper maintenance on your filter. If the filter is clogged and the bacteria that's in the filter doesn't have access to good water movement, or it can scavenge ammonia out of the water and break down the waste, you will experience elevated levels of ammonia.

If you overfeed, that food that gets broken down, once it gets broken down and dissolves, it's going to form ammonia. So keeping the filtration balanced with the biomass of the tank, in other words, having the right amount of fish for the right size filtration system, is key to keeping your ammonia and your nitrite levels, namely your nitrogen cycle, in check.

But if you do have ammonia and you need to save your fish, you can get ammonia-removing pellets. It's like carbon, but it's white. You can put it in your filter and that will scavenge out the ammonia right away. There's also chemicals you can by that neutralize the ammonia by converting it to a less toxic form called ammonium.

But again, these are band-aids. You want to look to the cause. You're probably overfeeding, or you're overcrowded, or you don't have a large enough biological filter, or your filtration system is clogged. So these are the things you really want to look at if your ammonia levels are high. But if you do have ammonia, you've got to knock it down or your fish are going to die.My daughter has extremely sensitive skin and Eczema, by the way. She hasn’t had one rash or any reaction to her diapers since the Fish Tank Ammonia Remover treatment on them. The diapers are in great condition still because this method is GENTLE opposed to other methods (remember its safe for LIVE fish & aquatic plants!) I definitely recommend this solution to anyone for removing ammonia from diapers.