Dennis Discus     NADA

Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Ammonia in tap water.

  1. #1
    Registered Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2018
    Posts
    5
    iTrader
    0
    Real Name
    Ricky

    Default Ammonia in tap water.

    I have recently discovered that I have about .25-.5 ppm of ammonia in my tap water. I am dead set on keeping discus, but my local water company uses chloramine instead of chlorine, which, after mitigated by water conditioner, leaves ammonia as a by-product, but the ammonia is present in the reading (API) before water conditioner is added. I am dead set on keeping discus and was wondering the best way to rid my water of Ammonia. Any help would be much appreciated.

  2. #2
    Moderator Team Paul Sabucchi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    Adriatic Coast, Italy
    Posts
    809
    iTrader
    1 (100%)
    Real Name
    Take a wild guess

    Default Re: Ammonia in tap water.

    Just use seachem prime or similar product to condition your tapwater, it will neutralise the clorine and bind the ammonia until the bacteria in your (properly cycled tank) can transformed it into far less toxic nitrates.
    Last edited by Paul Sabucchi; 08-11-2018 at 04:48 AM.

  3. #3
    Moderator Team Adam S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Posts
    558
    iTrader
    4 (100%)

    Default Re: Ammonia in tap water.

    Running your tap water through a carbon block or two should also help. There are some that are supposed to be better for chloramines, but I have no experience with those.

  4. #4
    Moderator Team jeep's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    O.P. KS
    Posts
    3,376
    iTrader
    0

    Default Re: Ammonia in tap water.

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Sabucchi View Post
    Just use seachem prime or similar product to condition your tapwater, it will neutralise the clorine and bind the ammonia until the bacteria in your (properly cycled tank) can transformed it into far less toxic nitrates.
    Correct! Carbon will remove chlorine but not break the chlorine/ammonia bond. Prime will!

  5. #5
    Registered Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2018
    Posts
    5
    iTrader
    0
    Real Name
    Ricky

    Default Re: Ammonia in tap water.

    Thank you all!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

pic of month             AquaticSuppliers.com