Will Using Api Qs Or Tss Continue The Tank Cycling After Killing The Ammonia And Nitrite?

Discussion in 'Meds, Additives and Supplements Reviews' started by snowsin, Nov 22, 2018.

  1. snowsinNew MemberMember

  2. StokaValued MemberMember

    Yes. The ammonia and nitrite are rendered harmless to animals but are still available for the nitrifying bacteria to use.
  3. SkavatarWell Known MemberMember

    make sure you wait atleast 24 hrs.

    "In regards to ammonia products, yes, they kill TSS. Any type, whether a
    chloramines remover or detoxifier, etc, anything that says it locks up
    ammonia or removes ammonia. Do not add TSS for 24 hours after using
    such a product, and do not add such a product for at least 7 days after
    using TSS. The bacteria is housed in a special stabilized solution of
    ammonia, so if you remove/lock up the ammonia, you remove all of the
    food the bacteria require to live."
    Tetra SafeStart Q&A