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Old 07-30-2014, 07:37 PM   #11
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That would probably make the cycle take longer. Prime will make it so the ammonia/nitrites aren't as toxic. But the readings on the tests will still show it for a while


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Ok, good to know. This is stressful, I thought fish were supposed to reduce your blood pressure 😃


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They do once the cycle is over, I promise!!!


But it is super stressful when something goes awry


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And should I do more frequent water changes to relieve the stress in the fish or will that mess up the cycle?


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What your going to want to do is look up "soft cycling" a tank or fish in cycling. Your going to want to be doing wc's whenever you see ammonia or nitrite levels rise above .25ppm. You should have lots of salt and ro on hand and pretty much be constantly mixing 25-50% your tanks volume to bring levels down.
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