General Care Discussion :: Power outages

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:41 am   Re: Power outages

Yeah, I use Reptisafe
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Post Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:07 pm   Re: Power outages

That's pretty weird. Have you tried testing the water straight out of the tap?
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Post Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:47 am   Re: Power outages

Yes it's got 1 ppm ammonia :/
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Post Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:54 am   Re: Power outages

Well, if you see that the ammonia levels do fall back down to 0, you could try seeing if the lava rock takes off with more bacteria, or you might even want to add a second sponge filter. Sounds like there just isn't enough bio media.
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Post Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:06 pm   Re: Power outages

Yeah, maybe I shouldn't be using the Sponge Filter mini which is supposed to be good for up to 10 gallons.
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Post Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:21 pm   Re: Power outages

Might want to try either making one on your own (that can filter 20 gallons) or get another mini.
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