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    I couldn't resist...

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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 :)
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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 Bloody Mary and Rose shrimp and 2nd with Blue Dream shrimp
    Two-55 gallon tubs, 1st w/ 1BN pleco male, 3 clown pleco, gouramis, kuhli and female betta; 2nd w/female BN pleco, albino, panda and pgymy corys, and male betta.
    One tub with 90% plants and one Diva-pea puffer.

    75g-now the TUB tanks:
    5.5 G Shrimp Tanks
    75g-Goldfish Tank


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