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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-05-2010, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
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Medication and zeolite

I'm quarantining some fish with Seachem Paraguard in a 10g tank. Since the QT tank is not fully cycled, the ammonia level keeps rising although I do a 30% WC everyday. I wonder if I can put zeolite in the filter to remove ammonia without negating the effect of the medication.
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if tis just a quarantine tank, take a bunch of filter media from your other tank. that should solve your ammonia/nitrite problem
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Just looking around a bit and at least one manufacturer says to remove zeolite if you're medicating a tank as it removes medication. The site also says it zeolite removes ammonia faster than nitrifying bacteria, FWIW.

http://www.fritzspecialty.com/product/zeolite/
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