View Full Version : Where to buy Ammonia for cycling?

Lady Hobbs
07-28-2007, 01:29 PM
Possibly getting a list going of where you found pure ammonia may help others to find it as well?

Family Dollar Stores USA 1 qt=$1.00 And goes under the name of Family Dollar pure ammonia.
Dollar General did not have it but may have ordered it had I asked.

Some Walmarts are said to carry it and ACE Hardware has pure ammonia janitoral strength.
For those in the south, Publix and Piggly Wiggly Stores.

Often these small mom and pop stores will order it for you but if it's a cooperate store, forget it. They can only stock what cooperate offices have determined they can stock pretty much unless privately owned. Stick with smaller stores.

Don't be afraid to ask a store if they can order it for you.

Let's keep this thread strictly for places to buy pure ammonia. Discussions about fishless cycling are in the Tank Set-Up thread.

Lady Hobbs
07-28-2007, 02:06 PM
It can be purchased from Homebase. its £1.99 and in the household cleaning section. UK

"Enzo Household Ammonia" UK
£1 for 500ml bottle
9.5% ammonia
90.5% distilled water

It's readily available throughout UK, but is produced by Lausco Services in Wales (I phoned them today to get this info and they were very helpful).
Contact details are:
Lausco Services Ltd.
http://www.lauscoservices.co.uk (http://www.lauscoservices.co.uk/)
TEL: 01446 775577

You may call the number above and see where to buy it in your area.

In canada, Safeway Stores and many Walmarts.

Boots stores have it as well as Canadian Tire stores in the cleaning section (obviously. I'm not sure if Boots is in Canada or the UK however.

Lady Hobbs
07-29-2007, 01:55 AM
Where did you buy your pure ammonia folks?

07-29-2007, 02:38 AM
Great thread, Lady. We get this question all the time.

I got mine from the local grocery store. We however, live in the middle of nothing. Your mileage may vary.

07-29-2007, 03:07 AM
Ace Hardware=Janatorial Strength Ammonia

08-04-2007, 12:13 AM
There is a ACE hardware store here in kuwait, and im thinking of cycling a new tank tomorrow, good thing i found this thread. But, where do i look for the ammonia? and what will it look like? will it say ammonia?

Lady Hobbs
08-04-2007, 12:15 AM
Pure ammonia. No additives like lemon scent, etc. Shake the bottle. If it foams, it has additives. If you get just a few bubbles that soon pop, it's the pure stuff.

The labels will also say if additives have been added.

08-04-2007, 04:34 PM
neither my dollar general nor my hyvee had it. but ace hardware did. If you're looking for some, id check ace first

Lady Hobbs
08-04-2007, 05:09 PM
My Dollar General didn't have it either but the Family Dollar did.

08-04-2007, 11:50 PM
I got 1/2 gal at Family Dollar for $1

08-05-2007, 02:56 AM
Ace Hardware=Janatorial Strength Ammoniayeap, wtf.

09-05-2007, 11:52 PM
i got mine at jewel-osco.

09-05-2007, 11:55 PM
Got mine at Home Hardware in Ontario. I think the brand is Old Dutch

09-15-2007, 12:17 PM
**Sorry gonna post this in a different thread**