- Reaction score
- 5 to 10 years
Hey there! I'm trying to figure out some info on prime. I've tried looking on the seachem forum and on here and I haven't found the answer so maybe one of you knowledgeable people can help me. I keep reading about prime helping with nitrite and dosing 5x as much as normal. But what about ammonia? Currently I'm at .5 or 1 ppm amm. In my 10 gallon tank, no nitrite and 10-20 nitrate. (Soooo hard to tell on api liquid test.) So how much would I add to "detoxify" the ammonia to turn all the free ammonia into ammonium? My ph is 7.4 to 7.6. I did a 40-50% water change, gravel vac and cleaned the filter in extracted tank water at 6 AM ET and am torn in between doing another change or just trying to detoxify the ammonia. Also does any one know of a liquid test that differentiates between NH3 and NH4? Because I know if its ammonium the api test will still read that I have ammonia present. My fish are flashing and my cory is frantic so I feel that there is still free ammonia present. I would like to preserve my fish, somebody pleeeeease help me out?