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Problem with Ammonia - New Tank
Old 04-29-2010, 06:00 AM   #11
 
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Well, once the aquarium is fully cycled, you should be able to do water changes even with some ammonia in your tap water so long as you use a water conditioner that detoxifies ammonia (like Seachem's Prime). It only detoxes ammonia for roughly 24 hours, but eventually you'll have enough bacteria that 0.25ppm ammonia gets processed pretty quickly (i.e. way before the 24 hours is up). I would use the water from your kitchen sink if it's testing lower for ammonia.
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Old 04-29-2010, 10:28 AM   #12
 
Thanks for all the tips so far! I think I'll see if I can get spring water to do water changes until the tank finishes cycling.
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