Need Help With Ammonia
Posted 16 July 2012 - 07:49 AM (#1)
sorry I forgot my piranha are 2 to 2.5 inches
Posted 16 July 2012 - 11:07 AM (#2)
What is your water change schedule and how often are you gravel vacuuming? Frequent water changes can help bring that ammonia down until you add another filter.
As for "the best" canister, lots of people like Fluval FX series, I have only personally used the Rena XP series. I had 2 XP3 filters on my 55 gal tanks. You dont need the ceramic rings, lots of other things work just as well... even cheap plastic scrubbies from the dollar store (NO SOAP!!)
Posted 16 July 2012 - 12:45 PM (#3)
I do a 50 percent water change once a week and a 10 percent halfway between each 50 percent water change
also do you think a eheim 2217 in addition to what I have would do the trick ?
Posted 16 July 2012 - 08:52 PM (#6)
Posted 16 July 2012 - 09:27 PM (#7)
you can load filters up to an extent, but then you start restricting flow... Another 2217 would help, but its hard to say if it would totally fix the problem. Over feeding, not gravel vacing in all areas and lots of other things can contribute to ammonia.
Also, not sure if you are washing out your filter media with tap water? could be another thing killing bacteria and causing a re cycle and high ammonia.
Posted 12 September 2012 - 07:35 AM (#8)
This post has been edited by BnD: 12 September 2012 - 07:35 AM