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Old 11-26-2010, 08:54 AM   #1 
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Ammonia In Tap Water !!

Not amused, I just tested my tap water and have around 0.50ppm of ammonia in it. My tank has been setup for 9 months, heated, filtered and is 12 gallons. I hear people use prime as their conditioner for situations like this but prime only treats the water for 24hours, so is there any point?
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Old 11-26-2010, 11:48 AM   #2 
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but once you treat the water the ammonia goes away. Even though the prime loses its effectiveness in 24 hours, the ammonia will not come back to the tap water. So you would need to treat the water every time you add water to your tank.
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Old 11-27-2010, 12:17 PM   #3 
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Pretty spooky to have ammonia in tap water... I'm glad I got a whole house filter for us. I agree with the other poster, though -- use the prime and the ammonia will be gone, at least for that batch of tapwater.
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Old 11-28-2010, 06:38 PM   #4 
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I have ammonia im my tap water and I switched to Prime.
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