I just got a fish tank about 3 weeks back. Things have been okay except the ammonia. Of course when I started it was 0, but now it just refuses to go below 0.25. It fluctuates a lot too, so I have been doing PWC very 4 to 5 days, but obviously I am not doing something right. I am to afraid that if I don't change the water, it is going to rise to 0.5.
I have goldfish, and I know that they secrete a lot. I also feed them just enough that they eat in about 3 to 4 mins., so I don't know why the ammonia won't drop.
The Nitrate and Nitrite are 0 too. The water temp. is about 72-74, and the ph stays around 7.4-7.6. Any suggestions?
Do I need to get something from the pet store to put in my water. I have ordered the API Ammo Lock online, but it is arriving in about 5 days. SHould I be worried till then? Can I do anything to keep the ammonia at 0 without causing any harm to the fish?
Thank you in advance for any advice!!!