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Old 12-07-2012, 07:44 PM   #21
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You will be fine just keep up with your water changes also test your Lfs ro water before use just in case and give time time if ammonia is present then your tank is cycling and at some point it will drop
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:10 PM   #22
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Never thought to do that but i will be doing. I have tested my tap water just out of curiousity. I think i just need more patience than anything else
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Patience is the key to it all in this hobby when I first started I felt just like u and I'm sure so did everyone else just stick with it and you will enjoy the fruits of your labor
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:08 PM   #24
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Yea patience is key.... My tank at end cycle I'm just loseing patience with the nitrates grrrr my fuge is overgrown with macro and my nitrates are at 50 ppm but everything else is 0 smh

But I'm running a 90 gal tank and 30 gal sump/refugium
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:48 AM   #25
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prime is an additive that makes ammonia non toxic to the inhabitants of the tank
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What is prime? Sorry im very new.
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:50 AM   #26
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if nitrites and ammionia are 0 and nitrates are going up time to do water changes that is the main way of removing them

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Yea patience is key.... My tank at end cycle I'm just loseing patience with the nitrates grrrr my fuge is overgrown with macro and my nitrates are at 50 ppm but everything else is 0 smh

But I'm running a 90 gal tank and 30 gal sump/refugium
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:51 AM   #27
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So is ammolock
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:45 AM   #28
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prime is an additive that makes ammonia non toxic to the inhabitants of the tank
Didnt know anything like this existed. Thank you.

If it is making the ammonia less toxic will the bb still know it should be removing it? Should or will this extend the term of the cycle?
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I have the "ammolock" just don't use it much but I kinda realize why your Lfs told you to add cuc....
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:37 AM   #30
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Prime is a sulphur compound that will convert NH3 to NH4 and binds it. it is still there for your bacteria to consume
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