Is 0.25ppm Ammonia Safe, If I Use Prime?

Discussion in 'Betta Fish' started by betta_than_you, Apr 22, 2017.

  1. betta_than_youNew MemberMember

    I've been doing 30-50% water changes every day, even twice a day sometimes. Ammonia will dip down to 0 afterwards, but it's usually back up to 0.25 within a few hours. I have no nitrites yet (only been cycling ~3 weeks).

    If I'm dosing Prime every day, is this still safe for my little guy?

    My setup: 5 gallon tank with filter, heater, silk plants, and one betta. Planning to pick up moss or a floating plant (suggestions appreciated) to help reduce ammonia/algae
  2. BottomDwellerFishlore VIPMember

    Yes prime can detoxify up to 1ppm ammonia
  3. OnTheFlyWell Known MemberMember

    With much attention it is safe. A small tank is very manageable for a cycle with fish but you have to pay attention because you will likely have more spikes. Eventually nitrite which is tough to mange. I am doing a 60G now and the work to protect fish is crazy time intensive. And .025 ammonia is not much to worry about.
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2017
  4. PboyleNew MemberMember

    I have had success using zeolite to manage ammonia