View Full Version : ammonia level...leave it be or water change?

07/23/2006, 08:48 PM
i have a 20H and i have currently 20 lbs of LS and 6 lbs of LR until friday when i get paid i can buy some more!!!! yay!!! well my question is that i have had an ammonia spike after i found a hermit crab on my piece of LR i brought home the other day. since it is a new tank should i let it go and will it take care of itself and slowly reduce or do i need to do a water change? this is my first tank and it has been set up for one week today. i appreciate you answers in advance!!

07/23/2006, 08:52 PM
Hey there.

I would just leave it.


07/23/2006, 09:06 PM
if its still cycling then leave it be.

07/23/2006, 09:10 PM
awesome! thank you very much!

07/23/2006, 10:10 PM
I'd do some water changes if the ammonia was particularly high. What's the reading?