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Old 07-20-2013, 08:29 PM   #1 
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My conditioner kills ammonia, would it slow down cycle?

Hello, i have a conditioner called Ultimate.

Here is some info about it:

Key Benefits
*Destroys Chloramines
*Removes Ammonia
*Removes Chlorine
*Detoxifies Nitrite
*Detoxifies Heavy Metals (including Copper)
*Adds Essential Electrolytes
*Boosts Alkalinity
*Replaces Skin Slime-Coat
*Reduces Fish Stress
*Instantly "Ages" Water
* Makes A Safe Environment For Your Aquatic Pets
*Non-Toxic To Humans, Pets & Aquatic Life

So I'm just wondering if removing the ammonia will stop the cycle or slow it down? I only use this when i do 25% water changes. I fill up a gallon of water with tap water, add the conditioner to the gallon, then fill up the rest of the tank after getting rid of 25% of the water.

Would this slow down the cycle? Would this stop the cycle? I need help.

Edit: Here is some more information that i found that can be useful to answer my question, but i don't really understand it.

"Perform regular water changes to keep the alkalinity (acid-nuetralizing capacity) and pH stable. Use UltimateŽ as needed to eliminate and control ammonia at the regular dosage rate for each 1 mg/L, or fraction therefore of measured total ammonia or for each 0.85 mg/L of measured total ammonia-nitrogen. Use a salicylate (indolphenol) type total ammonia test kit. For dissolved-oxygen (DO) testing use either a DO meter or an indigocarmine test. May be used at the regular dosage to stop or destroy permanganate treatments."

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Old 07-21-2013, 09:30 AM   #2 
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I think this has been answered in your other thread.
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Old 07-21-2013, 12:06 PM   #3 
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I use the same one. The product doesn't really "remove" ammonia, it just changes it to a non-toxic form. It won't hurt your cycle at all. AFAIK, no water conditioner really removes ammonia, just detoxifies it. Same goes for nitrites & nitrates. Just clever wording.
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