Cycling Tank After Ammonia Spike That Want Out Of Control 20 Gallon Tank

  1. michaelh Member Member

    Hi everyone, I'm a new member and really enjoy the forum, I really learnt a lot from all of you, thanks!
    I'm trying to cycla my tank after some ammonia spike want out of control. I have 6 zebras and one rubbernose, the tank is not planted. I used Tss a few days ago and my ammonia is really going up, more than 2 ppm. Is it safe for my fish? Can i use prime at this point?
    Thanks!
     
  2. Caitlin86 Well Known Member Member

    I personally recommend Stability and Prime by Seachem when fish in cycling. With TSS they recommend no water changes for 14 days which is incomprehensible considering water changes r necessary when trying to lower ammonia toxicity. Ammonia at 2ppm is very toxic. I recommend a 75% water change..getting the ammonia down .50ppm dosing with Prime. Prime only detoxifies ammonia nitrite and nitrate at 1ppm for 24 hours.
     

  3. michaelh Member Member

    Thank you so much for your prompt response and advice!
     
  4. Caitlin86 Well Known Member Member

    Anytime!!