Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources (http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/)
-   Beginner Freshwater Aquarium (http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/beginner-freshwater-aquarium/)
-   -   Pure ammonia? (http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/beginner-freshwater-aquarium/pure-ammonia-6333/)

Tycoon 06-06-2007 12:48 AM

Pure ammonia?
 
I've been looking for one at safeway for hours and haven't found any...

What's some popular brands that sell pure ammonia? and what should the ingredients say?

fish_4_all 06-06-2007 12:54 PM

I think there should only be one ingredient, ammonia. No perfumes, preservatives, mold killing agents, nothing but pure ammonia. I have never been able to find it in Safeway. I have only seen it in places like local hardware stores. Maybe a lawn and garden store that has a large selection of fertilizers or a chemical supply store.

jones57742 06-06-2007 01:39 PM

And you will not find any unless you are into research somewhere.

"That stuff" is very, very lethal and very, very corrosive.

What are you trying to use it for?

TR

fish_4_all 06-06-2007 04:43 PM

Not industrial strenth, lol. It will still dilute. Used for cycling your tank without fish.

Tycoon 06-06-2007 05:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jones57742
And you will not find any unless you are into research somewhere.

"That stuff" is very, very lethal and very, very corrosive.

What are you trying to use it for?

TR



Yep im gonna do fishless cycling...


Im going to check my local ace hardware store and see if they have it there

Mr.Todd 06-07-2007 02:19 AM

Why not just use a prawn or fish poop or some other ammonia source? It could be easier... :P

jones57742 06-07-2007 07:18 AM

F4A:

I asked the question because I did know what Todd wanted with "pure" ammonia.


Folks:

I believe the "devil here is in the definitions"!


Mr. Todd:

as I indicated earlier you will not be able to purchase "pure" ammonia.

You will (or should) be able to purchase a 5% to 10% solution of ammonia in water which has only very, very few impurities.

These few impurities should not adversely affect your fishless cycle.

TR

Amphitrite 06-07-2007 07:36 AM

I got my ammonia from Boots the Chemist in the UK. I believe it is 9 percent ammonia, and can be safely used for cycling a tank.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:28 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2