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Old 11-21-2012, 02:13 PM   #11 
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I don't think you have to worry about the ammonia changing back, but the ammonia produced by your fish.
Oh okay yeah that's what I was wondering...I was just worried about the tap water ammonia changing back into the harmful kind after the 48 hours...
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:16 PM   #12 
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I might look into that.. hmm.. I would probably assume that it doesn't.. It wouldn't make sense to remove harmful water and replace it with water that is only harmless for 48 hours?
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:18 PM   #13 
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Yeah I know right? lol but I'm still not sure...

Anyone know for sure?
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:27 PM   #14 
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Ammo-Lock is not a good option, Prime is. You can dose it every 24 hours (which is how long it stays in the tank). Keep in mind though, that it will give you a false positive reading, so it will say you still have ammonia, but the Prime binds to it, as well as the nitrite, making it less harmful to the fish.
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So maybe they all only neutralize it temporarily?
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:31 PM   #15 
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Well I'm not sure about the wording. Does it mean it removes current ammonia and continues to remove new ammonia for 24hrs and then only the new ammonia produced by the fish after that can be harmful? Or does it neutralize for 24hrs and then it all turns back into the dangerous kind of ammonia?
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The way it's worded, it sounds like the new water is only neutralized for 24 hours. Other replies said that they needed to figure out the source of the high ammonia, not just use the conditioner.

It probably means that you need to either cycle your tank or do frequent water changes to keep the ammonia down. The general idea in the entire thread seemed to be that water conditioner alone is not enough to get rid of the ammonia.

It doesn't seem to be a very common concern because I can't find much information on it.
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:55 PM   #17 
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Why don't you contact Seachem? I'm sure they have a customer service department that can help you. Then you can let all of us know the answer.
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:23 PM   #18 
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No one answered and they didn't answer that question on the website. :(....someone has to know...Does the ammonia that prime bonds with stay non toxic?
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:33 PM   #19 
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It's the evening before a holiday - no one is going to be available to answer right away. Send them a support question and wait for them to get back to you next week.
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