How can i remove ammonia from a tropical fish container?
water change will dilute it, but the only way to entirely get rid of it is to own a mature filter stuffed full of good bacteria to convert to smaller quantity harmful nitrates.
In the short term, change 30% of your marine every day for the next week or so. Make sure to put contained by an additive that removes ammonia (I use "Prime") as well as removing chlorine, etc. Depending on your fish, I would add some aquarium brackish to the water to coat their gills and keep them from getting stressed out during this bad wet period.
There are also cycling products that you can buy in a real emergency. They tend to be pretty expensive, and in that is debate about their level of effectiveness, but they've help me in the past... I would add these at the cease of the week since you'll be removing and replacing so much of the water.
Long term fix, let your filter cycle. Once the filter is cycled it will contain zillions of nitrogen eating germs that will convert ammonia into less harmfull nitrate. Then you get rid of the nitrate with your regular weekly wet changes.
Have a read of the link below, it explains how the nitrogen cycle works to get rid of ammonia.
If your reservoir is cycling the ammonia needs to be present however if you have fish this isn't a fitting thing. Water change. 25% to try to drop the ammonia. When it is high you requirement to do another water change. Test kits a must here.
Try to chorus from using any kind of ammonia lock chemicals. These will give you false readings on your carrying out tests strips and you will never know when the ammonia is actually ammonia or if it is a false reading.
Also, test your touch or source water for ammonia as well. Many water companies are using it to sanitize the dampen source.