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post #9 of (permalink) Old 10-13-2012, 12:16 AM
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Do not add nitrate when there is ammonia in the tank. Ammonia from the ADA products will work just fine to grow nitrifying bacteria, but I would do water changes if the ammonia reaches 5 ppm, and test also for nitrites. These bacteria do not do well when the NO2 is over 5 ppm.
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