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Prime with Ich X


Adam Reilly
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32 minutes ago, Adam Reilly said:

Hello all. Using Ich X during quarantine period but need a water conditioner for changes due to chloramine in the tap. I have used Prime during my time in the hobby but have heard it can reduce the medicinal effects of Ich X. Thoughts or advise would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.

Yeah, the stinky conditioners are not as good to use with Ich-X. Try API Tap Water Conditioner. 

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1 hour ago, Adam Reilly said:

Seems like the Ich X killed off my nitrobacter bacteria. Nitrite levels have spiked in the past 4 days with recommended water changes. Not sure the meds are worth it if my cycle gets destroyed.

I didn't have this experience, but Maracyn did kill off some of my good bacteria (when I was treating an active infection). Were you treating for an active Ich infection or was it prophylactic?

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6 hours ago, Adam Reilly said:

Currently treating for ich.

Then I would say that the medication is worth it. The setback in the biofilter is a pain in the butt, but it should bounce back relatively quickly. Mine took a little over a week and might have been taken care of sooner if I didn't keep messing with it/changing the water/adding prime.

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