View Full Version : SOS my ammonia and nitrite !!

09-22-2012, 01:18 AM
In my 90gal freshwater with a 36gal sump. Daily changes , accu, conditioners. My levels are still high and my fish are gasping for air! Been set up over a month now.
Ghost knife, peacock bass, pleco, Oscar. All are juveniles.

I'm stumped, this is my first time running a sump.

I'd like to pay someone to come by and see what I'm doing wrong.
I've spend lots of money on my set up and nothing is working out right.
I'm almost at the point were I want to get ride of it all, and start with a larger tank and a couple canister filters. I'm into the tank and sump now close to a grand now and I'm having nothing but horrible results

I'm in the nw part of Edmonton 134 and 124

Give me with a number if ur available
Thanks Curtis

09-22-2012, 01:20 AM
What are you running for a filter?

09-22-2012, 01:36 AM
In my sump. 200gp pump, blue and white filter pads from aquarium illusions. I'm running a full box of bio from big Al's, also a large bag and carbon. I also have an in water aquaeon filter in there. And a bunch of black bio balls

09-22-2012, 01:42 AM
What are you levels at? Tank is still quite new.

Here are some quick fix ideas
Find some Kordon Amquel Plus for ammonia/nitrates
set up another air pump for more O2 in the water

09-22-2012, 01:49 AM
Thanks I just put a air pump in the sump.
I'll find some kordon amquel tomorrow somewhere. I'm new to Edmonton

09-22-2012, 02:16 AM
Nitrite .25 ammonia .5

I grabbed 10 feeder danios and all but for 2 died after 2 minutes in the tank lol!

09-22-2012, 02:23 AM
how new is the tank??

09-22-2012, 02:28 AM
how did you acclimate the fish too?

09-22-2012, 03:16 AM
How big are your water changes?

09-22-2012, 05:43 AM
In the morning, go buy a bottle of seachem stability, follow the directions on the bottle and you should be aok... I used to alway keep a big bottle on hand for my
FW tanks just in case, it's gold in a bottle IMHO.

09-22-2012, 12:20 PM
I'll try that aswell.
My water changes are about 20-30% the last one was larger. I've got a bad hase also.
My sump is loud I tried all the you tube methods on how to quiet a sump and non work for me. It's been a train wreck lol. I may his big Al's come by and check out my system but there is no openings for like 2 weeks

Thanks for the advice guys