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  • Help with cycling tank with Prime and Stability

    Hi there,

    I'm cycling my very first tank with fish in. It's a 10 gallon tank and about 2 weeks old with plants. I've been using Prime and followed the Stability protocol (for 7 days). I test my tank with API test tubes every day due to my current tank conditions. For the last 4-5 days,...
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  • Cycling—Aggressive Nitrite Spike

    I live in a very cold climate, and so I’m overwintering my two small juvenile koi in a stock tank in my basement (my pond is partially above ground, and so it would quickly freeze solid. I have brought pond fish indoors for a few years now with no issues; these koi were tiny fry last year and overwintered...
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  • Mooky
    started a topic Ammonia level kinda high

    Ammonia level kinda high

    I have a 20 gallon tank with 6 zebra danios and 5 cory. I just had a dwarf male gourami die this morning. Added Prime in tank yesterday after 12 noon and this was my results before I added prime. Nitrite 0 Nitrate 40 High Range pH 7.4 pH 7.6 Ammonia 0.50
    This morning the Nitrate was 20 and...
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  • Cycling my Cichlid tank with Seachem products

    Tank Info:
    29 Gallons
    Entered Service: 9/26/17
    Current Stock: Breeding pair of Convict Cichlids
    Filtration: SunSun HW 402-B Canister filter. First stage - sponge filter , second stage - bio balls, third stage (final) ceramic biorings and Seachem Purigen 100ml
    Filter entered...
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  • New 30 Gallon Tank - Fish-In Cycling with Prime/Stability


    I purchased a 30 gallon tank. I have added an AquaClear 50 filter, Tetra pump and air stone for bubbles, Aqueon 100 W heater to keep the water temp at 77. I filled the tank on Saturday, Oct 17 and added some API Stress Coat and Quick Start per the instructions on the package. One...
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  • turntablez
    started a topic ML amount of Prime

    ML amount of Prime

    How much Prime do I use per 5 gallon bucket? I see mixed answers all over. I use Prime in ML with a syringe without a needle. The kind they hand out for kids medications at the pharmacy. How much do I use in an average 5 gallon bucket of water?
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  • Stability, Prime, Fishless Cycle for a new tank

    I started the fishless cycle almost 4 months ago and it's not going anywhere. Ammonia and nitrite readings don't make sense. I'm pleading for some help/ guidance as to what needs to be done next.
    10 gallons tank
    Started the cycle with pure Ammonia drops
    About 1 month...
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  • Pietmon777
    started a topic Safe or not?

    Safe or not?

    Hi i have a new 70 gallon tank. I put prime and stability and i followed the instructions. Is it safe for me to put my flowerhorn? It has been 14 hrs already. I am just planning to put one fish. My aquarium only has a trickle filter and a heater i have no plans to put anything beside ceramic rings....
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  • Are medications affected by Seachem Prime or Seachem Safe?

    In looking how to treat my quarantined fish for a sickness, I ran across information that when using Seachem Prime or any other redox reducing water conditioner, the medication methylene blue or malachite green should be added at least 30 minutes after treating the water with a redox reducing water...
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  • New Tank - 24 Days into Cycling with Prime


    I have a 240 litre Tank with 3 guppies in and 4 plecos in. I have been using Prime and Stability - as per the normal cycle my Ammonia has died down and I now have hugh nitrites. I also have been getting small brown algae patches I think diatoms since Thursday last week.
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  • devicore16
    started a topic amGuard help

    amGuard help

    Hi! my 200g FOWLR is having an ammonia spike right now. Its a new tank and i just finished cycling it.. the problem is, after everytthing went to zero, i had a 1 day power outage.. and i have fish arriving that week end! ammonia rose again to 0.25 but i still continued adding the salaria and a pair...
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  • raymondm
    started a topic Overdosing on Prime

    Overdosing on Prime

    Hello, I recently moved and was forced to dump my water for my tank, it was late when i set it back up and filled it and i read the Prime bottle incorrectly. I have a 75GAL Saltwater Fish and Coral with a 20GAL sump. When i filled them I incidently read the bottle as treating 250 gallons and not the...
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  • woppiking
    started a topic Switching from Prime to Safe

    Switching from Prime to Safe

    I'm a very happy Prime user (thanks Seachem!) and now I'm ready to switch to using Safe. I currently dose 1 and 1/2 caps of Prime during every water change for my 72 gallon tank. According to the instructions on the Prime bottle, that works out to 7.5 ml of Prime. How much Safe is equivalent to 7.5...
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  • stuart264
    started a topic Two Purigen Questions

    Two Purigen Questions

    I have two questions regarding Purigen in my tanks.

    1. Firstly is it OK to extend the bleach soak time for Purigen? As I just went to put my 100ml sachet of Purigen into a solution of prime to neutralise the bleach after 24 hours in 50/50 bleach and water and as I shook the sachet under...
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  • darb
    started a topic Prime and Brackish Water

    Prime and Brackish Water

    I am medicating my brackish tank with triple sulfa and fenbendazole and thus had to shut down my skimmer and have no dedicated bio media in the filter, even if it does/did survive the antibiotics.

    I need to wait 48 hours to do a water change because of the fenbendazole and was hoping...
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