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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-02-2012, 04:51 PM Thread Starter
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Where can I buy pure ammonia?

I am about to start cycling my 10 and 20 gallon tanks, but I need some ammonia first. I went to wall mart, but the ammonia they had contained surfactants, which are bad for fish. Where is the best place to buy pure ammonia for cycling?


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Try a hardware store like Lowes or Home Depot
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Ace Hardware. That's where I got mine. It's full name is "Ammonia Janitorial Strength". I bought this big bottle of it for $2.99 and I'm cycling my 20 gallon with it. It seems to be 9/10ml for 2.0ppm. It's REALLY concentrated!!

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Thanks for the advice, I'll go get some this weekend. Should I add about 2 tsp a day to my 20 gallon to cycle it? I think that is 10 ml.


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Sorry if it doesnt sound pretty nice, I had more than my share of drink... But why do you need to do this? Jump start the cycle?

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No, you don't add ammonia everyday. Just test the water after 2-3 days of the dosing and add ammonia whenever it's 1ppm or below. Don't go over 6ppm as this will stall the cycle since it's too high for the bacteria to grow. Read this sticky. It's post #2 but listen to the dosing I said. I followed the calculator's dose and it was over the charts! I had to do a 50% change so you shouldn't follow that. ^^"

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Sorry if it doesnt sound pretty nice, I had more than my share of drink... But why do you need to do this? Jump start the cycle?

Why what? Leopard just wants to fishless cycle his tank with pure ammonia, what's wrong with it?

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Why what? Leopard just wants to fishless cycle his tank with pure ammonia, what's wrong with it?
Didnt say there is something wrong, just wandering why to add ammonia straight? As opposed to let it occur naturally.

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You know, to start the cycle.

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You know, to start the cycle.
Duh...LOL.

I mean isn't better to let it occur naturally? IMHO at least.

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