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I'd try using Prime (if you are trying to save your fish), I just did something similar and have also used Dr Tims (but it hasn't been in for 24 hours yet). However, I was able to get most of my ammonia and nitrites taken care of by doing daily water changes and adding appropriate amounts Prime.

I wonder if your driftwood might not have absorbed ammonia when it was soaking and is now leaching it back into the water?

Another thought, (that might also save you some money) you might want to try letting a gallon or so of your tap water sit and keep checking it to see how long it takes the ammonia to naturally evaporate...ie. a few days? a few weeks? a month? If you knew that number, it would be easier to determine if something is going wrong in your tank or if a problem has been properly fixed. You don't want to simply assume if your ammonia drops to 0 that it has been cycled and the problem is eliminated, if the ammonia has just evaporated.
 
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