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Old 12-02-2012, 08:29 AM   #11 
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It's only a five gallon. I will do that.
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:30 AM   #12 
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It is possible nitrifying bacteria built up faster.
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Old 12-02-2012, 01:29 PM   #13 
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If i remember right Dechloranitor helps get rid of ammonia.
Only Prime does this, not just any brand.
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Old 12-02-2012, 01:31 PM   #14 
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Only Prime does this, not just any brand.
Prime doesn't actually remove it either, it only detoxifies it for about 24 hrs.
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Old 12-02-2012, 01:56 PM   #15 
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Just remembered they break they ammonia bond.
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Old 12-02-2012, 02:00 PM   #16 
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Prime doesn't actually remove it either, it only detoxifies it for about 24 hrs.
Yes that's true. Only physical removal through water changes or plants will get it out of the tank. But for tap water anyway, it'll render the ammonia safe. It's the continued waste breakdown from the fish that builds it back up.
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Old 12-02-2012, 02:11 PM   #17 
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There are chemicals that affect ammonia.
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Old 12-02-2012, 02:22 PM   #18 
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Ok... Let me try to not make it as confusing.
Let's start with chlorine, chloramines, hard metals, and conditioner. Mostly all conditioners treat the water for these dissolved compounds or whatever. Chloramine is the binder for ammonia. And if you take it away, the ammonia gets released into the treated water. Prime is the only proven conditioner that detoxifies ammonia, nitrite, or nitrate for 24-48 hrs. So technically Prime is the only way to detoxify. It doesn't remove the ammonia, it just turns into ammonium and the filter can eat that up, too. BB can build up after just a week but this is just incredible.

To answer the thread's question, it is possible.
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:04 PM   #19 
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I tested for nitrates and nitrites, too, and retested for ammonia. All zero. 0_o
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Maybe they made it to the nitrogen stage?
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