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Old 03-03-2012, 06:58 PM   #31
 
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You will have to explain what "tank buster" is. A Google search brings up hot water tanks and large fish.
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:08 PM   #32
 
Hmmm, now that I read it it seems like it's branded by the pet store I go to "Pisces Pet Aquarium." This is what the bottle reads:

Tank Buster - "Live Nitrifiers" for Super Fast New Aquarium Break In and Emergency Ammonia and Nitrite SPikes. It says to add 30 ml or 1 oz per 10 US gal initially. Then 10 ml per 10 us gal daily till ammonia and nitrites read 0.
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:18 PM   #33
 
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Probably won't hurt anything, but the regular water changes will help the most! "Prime" is a water conditioner that may people use that can be helpful, in emergencies, for reducing ammonia. If your levels came down, I'd test again tomorrow AM, make a small water change only if the level goes up, and retest in the PM just in case. Sounds like your tank is cycling from the antibiotics?
Have you cut back the feeding?
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:27 PM   #34
 
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I would agree. If the product is some sort of bacterial supplement or cycling aid, OK. I was thiking it might have been one of those products that allegedly deal with organics, sludge, etc., and they cause ammonia spikes.
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:37 PM   #35
 
Ok so just to confirm I should try out this Tank Buster product and see if my ammonia comes down. Byron, the product you're talking about that deals with organics etc... would you consider Waste Removal that type of product because I do use that when I do cleanings/water changes.
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:47 PM   #36
 
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Ok so just to confirm I should try out this Tank Buster product and see if my ammonia comes down. Byron, the product you're talking about that deals with organics etc... would you consider Waste Removal that type of product because I do use that when I do cleanings/water changes.
Yes, that is probably one of them. Who makes it, so I can look it up?
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:58 PM   #37
 
Nutrifin makes it. You can see it here Nutrafin Waste Control Biological Aquarium Cleaner - Water Clarifiers - Water Conditioners - PetSmart
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Old 03-03-2012, 08:03 PM   #38
 
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The claims these products make is astounding. Regular (weekly) partial water changes and live plants will do all this naturally and safely.

This one at least is truthful when it says it will raise ammonia. I do not recommend this or similar products. They interfere with the natural bacteria establishment.

Stable water is what we want, and letting nature do this is the best way, with as little intervention with chemicals as possible.

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Old 03-03-2012, 08:14 PM   #39
 
Great, thanks Byron. I really appreciate all your advice as well as the advice of everyone else on this thread. I will definitely stop using waste control!! That was something that came with my tank when I first started 10 years ago and I just kind of assumed I should use it... Their marketing worked!
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