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Old 07-31-2010, 09:53 AM   #1 
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Cycling + Amonia Down?

Hi all, just a quick question.
Would it be okay to use an Ammonia down kit like this while cycling a tank?
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Old 07-31-2010, 10:07 AM   #2 
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Do you mean as your water conditioner or in addition to your water conditioner?
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Old 07-31-2010, 10:11 AM   #3 
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The Ammo-Down would be used as my water conditioner, just to keep Amonia levels down. My question is, would that be counterproductive towards cycling?
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Old 07-31-2010, 10:11 AM   #4 
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Hi all, just a quick question.
Would it be okay to use an Ammonia down kit like this while cycling a tank?
Thanks!
-Apex
Here's a great site that gives great instructions on fishless cycling. =]

http://www.drtimsaquatics.com/fishless/fishless.html

Here's a direct quote from the last bit of the page:

"Lastly, do not add ammonia-removing products as this just complicates the process - let nature take its course and your tank will be ready for fish."

So I wouldn't use the Ammonia down kit. =]

If you need a water conditioner for your cycling process mayI suggest Jungle's Start Right? It removes Chlorine and Chloramines but not ammonia so it shouldn't mess with your cycle. =]
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Old 07-31-2010, 10:30 AM   #5 
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Hmm, I used prime when cycling my tank (by adding pure ammonia). Because the ammonia was so high the prime didn't really touch it (it's only made to take out very little ammonia unless you really OD on it). I would suggest using prime as your conditioner anyway, and I know from experience that if you use the 1-2 drops per gallon it won't hurt your cycle.
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Old 07-31-2010, 01:26 PM   #6 
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I think Nutrafin Cycle would work.. because it is in essence just a bunch of that ammonia and nitrate converting Bacteria. Im not sure if the Ammo-down stuff works, because it may not break it down naturally.
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