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Old 09-25-2013, 06:35 PM   #21
 
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Aquahound, many keepers who prefer fewer chemicals in their tanks use just a dechlorinator, letting the bacteria handle any ammonia from chloramine splitting or from biological activity.
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Old 09-27-2013, 10:29 AM   #22
 
Update to my horrible Nitrites!

I just wanted to give an update to my tanks craziness with ammonia-nitrites-nitrates.


Before: Ammonia-4ppm Nitrites-5ppm Nitrates-10ppm
( and of course the ammonia spike happend first, then Nitrites spike)


Now: Ammonia-0 ppm Nitrites-2ppm Nitrates-5ppm

Ive done regular water changes and used Prime to help detoxify the nitrites and nitrates while the cycle is finishing. Im so happy that the Nitrites are going down! I was getting quite nervous and frustrated there for a moment!
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Old 10-04-2013, 04:11 AM   #23
 
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I just wanted to give an update to my tanks craziness with ammonia-nitrites-nitrates.


Before: Ammonia-4ppm Nitrites-5ppm Nitrates-10ppm
( and of course the ammonia spike happend first, then Nitrites spike)


Now: Ammonia-0 ppm Nitrites-2ppm Nitrates-5ppm

Ive done regular water changes and used Prime to help detoxify the nitrites and nitrates while the cycle is finishing. Im so happy that the Nitrites are going down! I was getting quite nervous and frustrated there for a moment!
Woop woop hooray!!! Congrats and I hope you continue to have success
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Old 10-04-2013, 04:13 AM   #24
 
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Aquahound, many keepers who prefer fewer chemicals in their tanks use just a dechlorinator, letting the bacteria handle any ammonia from chloramine splitting or from biological activity.
Right on champ!!
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Old 10-04-2013, 08:04 AM   #25
 
And since the last post....My Ammonia is 0...My Nitrites are 0...and my Nitrates are really close to 0!! Such a hugggeee relief! After those results..I waited a week n a half, and added just a couple new companions! And their doing great! Yay!!
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Old 10-06-2013, 08:16 AM   #26
 
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That's great. Now watch for a weekly small increase in nitrate. This is a sign of a healthy nitrogen cycle.
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