01-28-2014, 06:23 AM
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Crzy, you are absolutely correct in your assessment of how bottled bacteria works. They all contain nitrosomonas and nitrospira (or nitrobacter for SW). Those are the very bacteria that perform the nitrogen cycle.
You are also right to be concerned about even smal amounts of ammonia. But, as long as you're using Prime (1-drop/gal daily and 2-drops/gal with water changes), the ammonia is locked up in a harmless form and will not detrimentally effect your livestock. It will go away as the tank matures.
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