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post #41 of 43 Old 11-16-2013, 11:31 PM Thread Starter
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I haven't been using Prime because the TSS specifically says using any ammonia locking products during those two weeks will make it ineffective. Have you used TSS & Prime together successfully?
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post #42 of 43 Old 11-17-2013, 05:54 AM
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The Prime/ammonia-complex (molecule) can be used by the bacteria. Always use Prime with water changes, and daily while cycling.

Tetra has to say that stuff for legal reasons.
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post #43 of 43 Old 11-30-2013, 08:32 AM Thread Starter
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Well I decided to stick it out and appears the tank is just about cycled. Ammonia levels are back to at or below .25ppm and Nitrates are at 30ppm. I don't think ammonia levels ever quite reached .50ppm and both fish appear happy and healthy. Now I would just like to see that ammonia level test a nice bright yellow! Thanks for all the advice.
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