View Single Post
Old 1st December 2019   #7
Jcd5v
Junior Member
 
Jcd5v's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2019
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Posts: 18
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 0
Rep: Jcd5v is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by landonewts View Post
What are you using to treat the water, and what kind of test kit are you using? I use the API test kit for everything else, but to test ammonia I use a Seachem ammonia test kit. As I understand it, free ammonia is the thing to watch out for. API only shows total ammonia. (And you can get false ammonia readings with Prime, althougnits a great water conditioner, I use it all the time.) I spent a good bit of time freaking out about my water levels in the new axolotl tank until I figured that out. Maybe youíll get a different result with the Seachem kit?

I think Kitanís advice is spot on - earthworms and siphon out the tank daily, and of course regular water changes. Earthworms are a great diet. I started a worm farm in a bin in my basement, so I could feed my axolotls locally sourced, artisanal organic gluten free worms. : )

Good luck, it can be a bit scary at first. Water changes are a good stop gap while you dial in everything else.


I havenít heard of that before! I will look into getting the seachem ammonia test kit. I use the api test kit and prime so that could very well be my problem.

The 25 gallon is being set up as we speak and it will have a peace lily which Iím hoping will help the filter out a lot. Hopefully I will be able to get it fully setup this week. I just need to find a way to get some extensions for the filter tubes.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Jcd5v is offline   Reply With Quote