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Thread: Using Ammonia for fishless cycle
12-06-2012, 08:14 PM #11Junior Member Guppy
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Originally Posted by dborregoa
I dosed 5ml (used a test tube from API test kit as measuring device) and it brought ammonia up to around 5ppm.
12-06-2012, 08:36 PM #12
Here is a calculator I found online. It worked well for me.
12-06-2012, 09:13 PM #13
This thread is a great example of why you can not always trust the on-line calculators to tell you how much ammonia to add to your tank. Johndimo used 5 ml of a 10% solution to get around 5ppm of ammonia in his 55 gallon tank while the above link tells you that a 5 ml amount of 10% ammonia will give you 9ppm in a 55 gallon tank.
While those calculators may be somewhat accurate at times, I have never found them to be reliable. There are far to may variables that pop up for those calculators to be accurate in all conditions. I've tried a few different ones as well.
The best is approach is to add a bit, wait, test, and re dose as required. That had always worked best for me
Just my $0.02
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