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Old 08-13-2014, 06:51 AM   #141 
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Hi, Nel. You're an old-timer now. Older than me, even.

Do a 50% wc whenever ammonia or nitrite rise >0.50ppm, or weekly, whichever comes first. Dose Prime @ 2-drops/gal of tank size with every wc and 1-drop/gal daily until cycled.

Don't worry about nitrate. You have to be massively overstocked before it will stay above 20ppm where it starts getting unhealthful.
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Old 08-13-2014, 03:04 PM   #142 
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Hi, Nel. You're an old-timer now. Older than me, even.

Do a 50% wc whenever ammonia or nitrite rise >0.50ppm, or weekly, whichever comes first. Dose Prime @ 2-drops/gal of tank size with every wc and 1-drop/gal daily until cycled.

Don't worry about nitrate. You have to be massively overstocked before it will stay above 20ppm where it starts getting unhealthful.
ty for the reply Hallyx, I doubt 3 years on a board is old timer but its not the longest membership ive had to a forum so far. there's a forum where ive had an acct since march 16 2006.

i'll keep an eye out for any nitrite, I did register 0.25 ppm ammonia at times but I do a wc if it hits .5ppm amm. prime is the usual conditioner I use anyway and an 11fl oz bottle should last some time lol.

nitrite is the last step if I remember correctly and what might be the safe levels again? I didn't know I could dose 1 drop/1g prime for a cycling tank. I relied on normal WCs when I did the 5g tank. I just added 3 drops to the KK just now so that should be ok for today.
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Old 08-14-2014, 03:08 AM   #143 
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Keep nitrite below 0.50ppm also.

You know what you're doing. I recommend that 1-drop/day of Prime as security. You know Prime's protection wears off in 24 to 48 hours. Seachem recommends 2-drops/gal every other day for a cycling tank. I think 1-drop/day is safer.

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Keep nitrite below 0.50ppm also.

You know what you're doing. I recommend that 1-drop/day of Prime as security. You know Prime's protection wears off in 24 to 48 hours. Seachem recommends 2-drops/gal every other day for a cycling tank. I think 1-drop/day is safer.
ty Hallyx, I don't mind putting some prime for security anyway. I found last time when Nitrites start showing that it could take 70% wc to get the parameters to safe levels. anything to keep extreme levels from showing is a good idea.
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Old 08-15-2014, 04:22 AM   #145 
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As far as I can determine, Prime does not effect readings at all. Both ammonia and nitrite are still there at the levels you read. The ammonia is locked in a harmless molecule -- also part of the nitrite, according to Seachem.

They say a large (indefinite) dose deals with nitrite in much the same way. I'd do a water change.
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As far as I can determine, Prime does not effect readings at all. Both ammonia and nitrite are still there at the levels you read. The ammonia is locked in a harmless molecule -- also part of the nitrite, according to Seachem.

They say a large (indefinite) dose deals with nitrite in much the same way. I'd do a water change.
I would also rely on WC to cut down the water parameters without.

I think prime might interfere with some water tests kits but its not a thing im much concerned with.
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