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post #11 of 16 Old 10-08-2012, 02:04 PM Thread Starter
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Not that I can think of. Do all dechlorinaters detoxify ammonia or only some?
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post #12 of 16 Old 10-08-2012, 02:33 PM
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Not that I can think of. Do all dechlorinaters detoxify ammonia or only some?
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does your LFS (local fish store) not sell RO water ?
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post #13 of 16 Old 10-08-2012, 02:57 PM Thread Starter
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Ya but buying 30 plus gallons of water and hauling it just seems like a little to much. Could I not just add the water with the high ammonia because I want my ammonia to spike anyway and then once it cycles i can start using detoxifiers ?
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My sense is that if you keep adding high volumes of ammonia water that you can't keep up no matter what... but I'm not the expert in this. hoping someone will chime in and help.
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post #15 of 16 Old 10-08-2012, 04:02 PM Thread Starter
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I went to the lfs and they gave me some microbe lift special blend to add bacteria to my water. My ammonia is low in my tank so we will see if I got ripped off or not. I will let y'all know!
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Ya but buying 30 plus gallons of water and hauling it just seems like a little to much. Could I not just add the water with the high ammonia because I want my ammonia to spike anyway and then once it cycles i can start using detoxifiers ?
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no you don't need 30 gals of RO (reverse osmosis) water if you change 25% that makes it 7.5 gals you would need per change

then if you only use half RO and half tap water as an example 1 PPM (Particles Per Million) Ammonia will become 0.5 PPM your filters have approx 15 X's more chance of handling 0.5 PPM than they do with 1 PPM.

so go and get 4-5 gals of RO and try this is should cycle in one change if you already have it started and using something like Interpet filter start

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