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post #21 of 22 Old 02-16-2014, 06:54 AM Thread Starter
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Be that as it may, observations by reliable members on this thread and elsewhere on this forum lead me to conclude that Prime, however mysteriously, deals with nitrite so as to protect livestock from its dangerous affects. Does that agree with everyone's conclusions?
I started Prime too late in the cycle to know positively whether it protects the fish from harm. I can say, however, that without Prime (and with a different water conditioner) the high-nitrIte environment was observably stressful... even to hardy Zebra Danios.

I switched to Prime on the broad consensus recommendation of this community, and I'm sticking with it. My Danios may be doing better simply because the tank cycled, but I'm not going to ignore the collective experience amassed here

Also, IMO, it is essential that the API kit report nitrItes if any are present, even if their toxicity is somehow eliminated. We need visibility to the presence of any potentially toxic substance in our tanks, especially considering the likelihood that Prime's prophylactic effect wears off after a few days. Take note Seachem and API!
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post #22 of 22 Old 02-16-2014, 03:43 PM
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Also, IMO, it is essential that the API kit report nitrItes if any are present, even if their toxicity is somehow eliminated. We need visibility to the presence of any potentially toxic substance in our tanks, especially considering the likelihood that Prime's prophylactic effect wears off after a few days. Take note Seachem and API!
As Prime and the API test kit are arguably the most-used products of their kind among hobbyists, it would be nice if they would communicate on these issues.

However, API markets water conditioners and Seachem sells water test gear. So......<sigh>
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