I recently bought a 56g Column style aquarium and am waiting for all my parts to come in so I can start the cycling process. In the meantime, I've been reading up on all the different methods of cycling my tank. There are so many helpful posts on this site, however now I can't find the one I am referring to below!
I recall reading somewhere (but I obviously can't remember where now) that one of the methods has the potential to create a pretty strong smell. I believe it mentioned that it was either the shrimp method or pure ammonia method?? Who has experience with either of these and can help me out??
I also recently bought a bottle of ammonia from Walmart. I recalled reading from the same article/post about putting ammonia in every day. I was slightly confused from this post and thought that meant during the shrimp method. (I now realize that is not the case after reading the Beginners sticky note.)
However, I did want to ask about the bottle of ammonia I bought. Is it really 100% ammonia??! The ingredients on the back say Ammonium Hydroxide and Surfactant
. I am thinking that this may not truly be 100% ammonia and am hesitant to use it. Does this sound about right?
Thanks for any help!