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  1. Default AmQuel ammonia Remover while cycling a new tank


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    Hi, i have a 10 gallon aquarium that I have had cycling for two weeks with neon tetras. I am doing 10percent water changes every day just in case the ammonia levels are getting high. I'm wondering if I could use AmQuel ammonia remover with water changes. Would this remove all of the ammonia and stop/restart the nitrogen cycle. Any help is appreciated.
    Thanks.

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    Dosing enough to remove all ammonia will stall your cycle, the BB colony will need some of the source to grow.

    Your best bet is to just monitor and do the size of water change you need to keep the ammonia level safe for the fish. This may be more or less than you are currently doing, its all going to depend on the results.

    DO be sure to use dechlor if needed though

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    Amquel does not remove ammonia. It changes ammonia to ammonium for 24-48 hours. Ammonium is not toxic to fish and is consumed by beneficial bacteria.

    Use a test kit to determine the water changes for a fish in cycle. When ammonia or nitrites hits close to 0.5ppm, do a 50% water changes.

    Does your tap water contain chloramines? This can be determined by using a liquid ammonia test on the tap water or looking at your water authority report.

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    i have been adding tetra aquasafe to the replacement water to remove chloramines. I was just wondering if i should be using amquel instead because it also removes the chloramines along with ammonia. Would amquel be ok to use while still cycling a tank?

    Thanks.

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    I agree with Trillianne. Monitor it and do water changes as needed.

    -S

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    Quote Originally Posted by neon tetra View Post
    i have been adding tetra aquasafe to the replacement water to remove chloramines. I was just wondering if i should be using amquel instead because it also removes the chloramines along with ammonia. Would amquel be ok to use while still cycling a tank?

    Thanks.
    Both amquel and tetra safe break the chloramine bond, and separates it into chlorine and ammonia. Both will then make chlorine harmless permanently. However, amquel is the only one which will make the ammonia non-toxic for a temporary amount of time (24-48 hours). Amquel is fine to use while cycling a tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocksor View Post
    Both amquel and tetra safe break the chloramine bond, and separates it into chlorine and ammonia. Both will then make chlorine harmless permanently. However, amquel is the only one which will make the ammonia non-toxic for a temporary amount of time (24-48 hours). Amquel is fine to use while cycling a tank.
    ok thank you

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