03-01-2011, 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Mikaila31
If its from Ace hardware then yeah that stuff works.
You need to find a standard for your water. Fill up a 2-3 gallon bucket and start adding ACCURATELY measured amounts of ammonia. You can often get free mL syringes from pharmacies or buy a bag of pipets from walmart. Fill the bucket with regular water add 5 drops mix it for a minuet and test it for ammonia. Write down how many drops you add in total and what the ammonia level is. Basically what you are trying to find is how many drops/mL you need to add to raise one gallon of water 1ppm in ammonia. Then when you add it to the tank your not guessing, you have a general estimate to follow. Do make sure you verify the tank and don't assume your estimate was spot on. Mainly make sure you don't go above 5ppm.
Great info! Thanks so much. I feel better about purchasing it now that I know it is the right stuff to get. I will get the droppers and use the bucket to do some experimenting. Thank you, very helpful.