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Author Topic: Ammonia in Tap Water  (Read 3039 times)
rockintrixi
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« on: April 24, 2013, 08:40:15 PM »

I just tested the water out of the tap to the place I am moving my turtles and the ammonia levels are reading off the charts (past 8 ppm).  I want to keep my turtles safe, but do not know what exactly to do for the ammonia spike.  Does anyone have any ideas?  I am running a eheim filter with ammino-lock, mechanical, as well as substrat.  I haven't moved the tank yet in fear of the unknown...
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« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2013, 10:55:57 AM »

Is this a normal condition or a temporary condition? Call your water company and see. If it is just temporary, wait it out. Smiley

(Please note, I know absolutely nothing about turtles.)
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« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2013, 09:14:09 PM »

This is a permanent problem from what I gather.  I have tested it over the last couple of months and it still reads a constant 8 ppm.  I have read somewhere that a high ammonia testing from tap water can be chlormines in disguise...I am planning on calling a salt water specialist in the area to see if he has ever encountered such a thing.  I have no water company since the house is out of the city.
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« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2013, 09:45:35 PM »

You are on a well, then? If you aren't adding chloramine to your well, then that is most likely not the problem. I hope you have a different source of potable water for yourself and your family.
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