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Old 12-13-2012, 03:26 PM   #1 
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Question Ammonia vs ammonium hydroxide?

I've spoke to my science teacher about finding ammonia and he was saying something about ammonia vs. ammonium hydroxide. He said he assumes I would want just ammonia because ammonium is a base and bacteria don't get nutritional value or something from it?

Can someone explain to me which I would use to cycle my tanks and why?
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Old 12-13-2012, 03:46 PM   #2 
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Household ammonia is a dilute solution of 10% ammonium hydroxide-This is what is used for a fish-less cycle.
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Do you know what the difference between ammonia and ammonium hydroxide is? I have seen different things regarding which one to use.
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Technically ammonia in water is called Ammonia Hydroxide
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Haha, oh. Wow. Asking my science teacher did nothing but confuse me. Just to be clear, can I use either or to cycle the tank?
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