02-03-2014, 08:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Remo300
I believe we are getting to the end.
I also think I messed up the nitrate test the day before
I changed about 25% of the water last night and didn't use quite as much Prime.
Thanks Hallyx, anyway. This place is great and full of great people offering lots of advice.
I will be doing things a bit differently on the big tank. Like letting the Ammonia sinks of plants get established first
But sometimes children are impatient...........
Oh the filter is internal tetra variety. I just have the floss in there and removed the carbon. The tank came as a kit.
That sounds excellent!!!!!.
In case anyone cares my comment on not using Prime was based on the fear that any ammonia you may be reading is already locked up by the Prime and therefore safe(r). The danger is you dose Prime, still test positive for ammonia, continue using Prime when none is needed. Meanwhile Prime does lock up oxygen also and is posionous to fish.
When using ammonia locks it is best to use a test kit like the seachem multi test ammonia test kit that measures both the locked and dangerous free ammonia to determine if Prime is necessary.
I also heard that those ammonia dots permanetly in the tank also only measure the dangerous free ammonia.
But I think your idea of using the plants to suck out the ammonia is really the way to go.
But that's just my .02