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Old 08-22-2017, 08:34 AM   #1
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water conditioners/ammonia levels

I have a quick question about Seachem Prime. I know it's primarily used to kill chlorine, but does it also lower ammonia levels? I'm cycling my tank and currently dosing the ammonia from about 1ppm to 4ppm. next time I do a 50% water change, I want to start using the Prime but I'm not sure if that would affect my ammonia levels?

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From their site: Detoxifies ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate
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thanks!

it says its safe to use during cycling. since I am still trying to build up the healthy bacteria, would the bacteria still be able to feed off of the converted detoxified ammonia, or would the bacteria starve?
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The bacteria will still feed off it. It just in a form that is not toxic to fish used in my tank in case of spikes and never had problems
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Prime doesn't lower total ammonia levels. It temporarily binds the ammonia lowering free ammonia. It shouldn't effect your cycle.
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