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I can't find pure ammonia!!!!
I just got a 20 gal to use as a nursing tank, and want to cycle it without fish. I can't find the pure ammmonia in order to cycle it. I've been to hardware stores and grocery stores and can't seem to find it anywhere. The closest I got is the colorless, unscented kind with surfactants in it. Is this okay to use that instead of pure ammonia? Do you guys know a store that sells it?
My store does have pure ammonia, or clear ammonia, which is the same thing, but its comes with surfactants in it. Is it necessarily a bad thing? Do you think it'll be alrite if i use that and then do a 90% or so water change after the cycle? IMO i don't think surfactants should really do any harm to fish.
I'm no chemist by any stretch of the imagination but I do know that some surfactants are known to be toxic to animals, ecosystems and humans. I wouldn't use it, but that's just me. I'd wait for someone w/ more experience to give you the answer before using it.
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You do not want ammonia with surfactants. Ace hardware has what you need.
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