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Re: [APD] CO2 and pH control

Jerry wrote:
>I don't think ammonia would last more than a few minutes in a planted
>tank unless there was *a lot* of it.

Agreed, Jerry, in a normal tank receiving adequate maintenance. But there
are opportunities for a lot of ammonia to be generated in a planted tank. I
listed a few.

I personally am not paranoid about pH and ammonia, but to dismiss it as
something trivial and unworthy of concern is irresponsible, IMO. A knowledge
of the relationship is just part of a good fish owner's knowledge base that
can help in the event of an emergency. If you experience an ammonia spike,
lower the pH of the tank. This reduces the amount of poisonous NH3 that can
kill your fish.


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