atm, I'd do it until you are getting zero nitrite readings. I've never used Amquel Plus so I'm not sure how it works but at least with Prime, it doesn't remove nitrites, it just detoxifies them so they aren't harmful to the fish. They are still present and will still assist in the cycling of the tank.
I'm sorry evidently I can't type today I would still just do water changes. ATM is your tank still cycling? If it is there has to be a little nitrites there for the bacteria to turn into nitrAtes. How high are your NitrItes. As everybody knows I'm a no chemical person when a problem can be solved another way and water changes will do exactly that.
I don't believe their are any fish in this tank right? If their not high(Nitrites) it won't hurt the snail.
I guess I was just assuming that since he said he needed help real quick with getting them down, that they were significantly high. Then again, I don't really think of Prime as a chemical either. Especially since its almost impossible to overdose and assists nicely with cycling.
No I'm in no rush I meant it as a real quick question not real quick. Anyways yes it's my nitrites not my NitrAtes. Last time a tested for nitrates which was less than a week ago they were at zero and when I tested my ammonia two days ago it was at zero and two days ago my nitrites were at 5.0. I'm going to do a 90% water change today and test it later to see what it is. Still boxermom I'v never seen that product before, though I'll see if my lfs has it tomorow as I hope to go there tomorow to look at there fish.
I did a 90% water change and I still had zero ammonia,5.0 nitrates (went up from zero) and finally zero nitrites. How long should I wait before I know it's safe to get a fish and for sure the cycle is done? Thanks for the help so far.