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How do you treat high ammonia levels in a fish tank?

Asked: Pierre Dufflot, Last Updated:

What should I do?

  1. Complete a 25% water change and retest after a few hours.
  2. Treat with Ammonia Remover.
  3. When at a safe level of 0.0mg treat the tank with Fast Filter Start to boost the bacteria in your filter that process ammonia.
  4. Continue to regularly test your water.

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