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Old 03-26-2012, 06:28 PM   #11
 
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that sure is a relief plants always make a tank look so much better and overall the benefit is great ill get some java moss since the rams like low light, im headin over to petland right now :P
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Old 03-26-2012, 06:39 PM   #12
 
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I could not find PURE ammonia anywhere.....i mean no where in any of my pet stores....do you all special order that stuff?
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Old 03-26-2012, 06:58 PM   #13
 
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Check your local hardware store. Local Fish Stores will not sell it.

Ace and probably Home Depot carry it, make sure that you get stuff that DOES NOT foam when shaken. Stay away from anything that foams as it contains surfactants which will harm the tank and any future inhabitants,
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Old 03-26-2012, 07:02 PM   #14
 
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that sure is a relief plants always make a tank look so much better and overall the benefit is great ill get some java moss since the rams like low light, im headin over to petland right now :P
Awesome!! Speaking of which I need more Java Moss too! lol
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:48 PM   #15
 
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Okay im kind of lost here, I bought Austins pure ammonia made sure it doesnt foam and i looked it up people have used it successfully so i don't think its a problem, However. I haven't started the cycle yet because I wanted to see how much i would need to dose it daily so I filled a 5 gallon bucket with water and added 1ML of ammonia to it, stirred it. and I did a test... Nothing. I added 2ml and tested... nothing. then just to be sure i added another 3ml so in total there was 5ML in the 5 gallon bucket and still nothing.

I think it has to do with the test kit i am using RED SEA Pro-lab freshwater master test kit. and heres the sheet i use


whenever i test the ammonia from the bucket the color turns gold like dehydrated piss.
the only thing i can do is get another test kit and if that doesnt work then i don't know what to do.

ive been reading this for reference: Ammonia instructions for a fishless cycle - Aquarium Fish Forum - 19627
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:03 PM   #16
 
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See if there is Austins Clear Ammonia, several people I know have used that
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:06 PM   #17
 
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this is the one.
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:13 PM   #18
 
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Add about 5-10 drops a day, after several days start testing.
It will work, it may not initially show up in your tests. I used the same stuff on my 75g tank. Very hard to find in Canada but a friend had some for whatever reason.
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:17 PM   #19
 
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so im gonna add 1ML a day and see how it goes from there in 3 days i should see results. it was actually pretty easy for me to find i just went to the 99 cents store and got it, only $1.50. :)
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so im gonna add 1ML a day and see how it goes from there in 3 days i should see results. it was actually pretty easy for me to find i just went to the 99 cents store and got it, only $1.50. :)
WHAT!!! really..wow that was easy to find.

Yeah it is slow. Ammonia always takes about 2-3 days to really show up. Just be patient. You are one your way!

oh..also if you got plants...they will soak up the ammonia you put in the tank.
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