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Old 11-05-2012, 05:07 PM   #21 
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it WILL grow back, itll just be a while.... probably a month or more...
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:27 PM   #22 
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So how will I know when Comet is ready to move back to his normal cage? He will be in a 5 gallon with ammo chips for about a month while his 20 gallon cycles. I think I will do the salt for 7 days and then put him in the 5 gallon when he finishes that?
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:52 PM   #23 
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i'd do the salt for a week or 2 actually, if his rot is as bad as you said. but remember 100% water changes every day...
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:57 PM   #24 
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I would continue the salt for the max of 10 days. From what I gathered the rot was pretty bad. Better be safe than sorry.

How far along in the cycling process are you? If you're getting close to the end I would continue to use bottled water. 1ppm of ammonia out of the tap is pretty harsh. Of course, only use SPRING water, or find another source of tap water that's safe to use.
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I'm barely starting the cycling process. The tank has been running for 2 days, but I haven't added the Safe Start or the ammonia yet. I'm going to buy the ammonia tomorrow. It will be 4-6 weeks before the tank is ready, so what should I do until then? Ammo chips can keep ammonia under 0.25ppm, but they don't eliminate it entirely. Do you think the fin rot will come back if I moved him back into the tap water?
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:09 PM   #26 
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I would wait until he's 100% clear of the rot before putting him back into the tap water. Along with the ammonia chips invest in some Prime. It'll detoxify the ammonia for 24 hrs.
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:29 PM   #27 
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Hopefully, he lives, but u should really listen to them.
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:31 PM   #28 
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I read that chloramines and metals will show up as ammonia on some tests. My water is pretty hard (around 180ppm) so do you think that some of the ammonia readings that I'm getting could be from that?
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:33 PM   #29 
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:48 PM   #30 
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I think you should listen to us too, lol, its never a good idea to add chemicals to your water unless absolutely necessary ....
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