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Aquarium Ammonia Spike 101: Causes, Signs, Solutions & More

If you’ve measured ammonia levels of 0.25 ppm or higher, you have an ammonia spike in your tank. This is a pretty common thing that many fish owners have to deal with at some point. While some fish can tolerate an ammonia spike, in the long haul, it is dangerous. Even the most resistible creatures …

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Does A Water Conditioner Remove Ammonia?

Ammonia is bad for fish tanks. That is why almost every fish owner looks for a way to get rid of it. This immediately raises the question regarding water conditioners. I personally asked myself if those products can actually remove ammonia from fish tanks. A water conditioner doesn’t remove ammonia directly. Instead, most water conditioners …

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What Are The Signs Of Ammonia In A Fish Tank?

As a fish owner, it is essential to know the signs of ammonia stress and ammonia poisoning. I personally suffered from these conditions in the past, and because I didn’t know what to look for, my fish got sick and died. These signs indicate that ammonia has spiked in your tank: Your fish swim erratically. …

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How To Check Ammonia Levels In A Fish Tank Without A Kit?

We all know that ammonia is bad for fish. Unfortunately, it is pretty common to get stuck in a tricky situation without a test kit. As it happened to me in the past, I decided to dedicate an entire article explaining how you can check for ammonia without any products. You can roughly tell that …

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How Long Does It Take For Ammonia To Turn Into Nitrite?

Many aquarists know that aquariums require nitrifying bacteria that turn ammonia into nitrites. But not everyone knows how long it takes. As I asked this question myself pretty frequently in the past, I decided to dedicate an entire article to it. It takes 7 to 10 days for ammonia to turn into nitrite. After another …

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Betta Fry 101: Care, Tank Setup, Stages, Food & More

Even after years of experience, I admit that dealing with betta fish fry can be challenging. That is especially true for new aquarists, as betta fry are pretty gentle and have different needs than adults. So, after quite some time of learning from mistakes, I decided to gather some of the most frequent questions into …

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