04-22-2010, 04:49 PM
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Finished cleaning the tank inside and out, did everything with only brand new sponges, a scouring pad(not metal), and paper towels and such.
confident I got it 99.5% cleared out or any bits of sand or salt from the pervious owner, I'm hoping that the maybe spread out few grains of salt won't matter in a month when it's ready for occupancy.
Filled the tank up most of the way, so I can be sure it has no leaks and the stand isn't going to break.
Plan on adding my dechlorinator to it tonight, and then when I have time I'll be cleaning my sand and putting that in there.
Still don't have a filter, so not going to start cycling it quite yet, but I just wanted to double check with someone about what I grabbed to cycle it.
Happened upon some bottle of "LA AWESOME" or something like that ammonia.
Only ingredient listed is ammonium oxide.
There's also an 800 number I am going to call to confirm with them that it's pure ammonia and has no additives just to be sure.
I still plan on doing a fishless cycle, and I prefer using pure ammonia to shrimp and food, so i just wanted to check that this ammonia (ammonium oxide) would definitely be what is meant by pure ammonia for fishless cycling(if it is in fact 100% ammonium oxide)