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  1. #11

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    New England

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    3 Not allowed!
    I couldn't resist...

  2. #12

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    3 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by rosaherbgarden View Post
    I have read that water conditioners these days lock up ammonia and that this is necessary because when chloramine is broken down, it produces ammonia, which is bad for fish. I also read that just letting the water sit won't make it safe now that chloramine rather than straight chlorine is used. On the other hand, locking up ammonia is bad for beneficial bacteria! But if you wait 24 hours it is okay to add something like Safestart?
    I think this is where you're understanding is confusing you. Locking up ammonia is NOT bad for bacteria.

    Slaphppy7 said
    Ammonia gets converted to ammonium with Seachem Prime, which is harmless to fish but still consumable by BB.
    which means your cycle will be unaffected by water conditioners that neutralize ammonia.

    There are some medications that interact with these water conditioners, but you don't have to worry at all while cycling. Your ammonia test will still detect (ammonium) ammonia like it's there and change nothing for you except keep your fish safe :)
    GiVe Me sHrEd TiLL i'M dEaD

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    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by Taurus View Post
    I couldn't resist...
    Yeah you love to
    Two 5.5g- Shrimp tanks; 1st with 4 chilis, green endlers & Bloody Mary shrimp and 2nd with blue star endlers and Blue Dream shrimp
    Four-27 gallon tubs, 1st with my 2 BN plecos with their 2 generations of fry and 12 dwarf corys; 2nd has gouramis, rainbow fish, and female endlers; 3rd has (killer) albino corys, 1 pepper cory and 6 panda corys; 4th is 90% plants and one Diva-the pea puffer.

    75g-now the TUB tanks:
    Nat's 20L Tanks
    5.5 G Shrimp Tanks


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