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1) still allow the plants to use the “detoxified” amonia and nitrates
Plants will function as normal
2) stall the cycling process
3) does the detox only last temporarily
As far as I know, yes. It could also depend if chloromines are used to disinfect tap water.
4) skew test results ? False positives (aqua essentials says will read accurate with their test kit

If your water source has chloramines, it could skew you ammonia test. So I would check that. Also, I would check to see if your ammonia test kit is still good, they do go bad.
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