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02-19-2013, 03:28 AM #1Member Molly
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Help finding ammonia
I've been looking all over, and no one has the right combo.
I've found 100% ammonia, but with surfactants. and I've found 10% ammonia with nothing else on the label showing ingredients. It said janitorial strength on it.
Does anyone have a clue as to where I can get some 100% pure, with out all the crap in it ammonia. I don't think you can order it online, because its a marked item as far as bomb making goes.
I just got a 75gal tank, and I'd like to cycle it the right way.
02-19-2013, 04:09 AM #2
do you have an ACE hardware in your area? They have the stuff.
It's ACE brand janitorial strength ammonia.30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
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02-19-2013, 11:10 AM #3
I would not worry too much about the concentration of the ammonia in the bottle. I have a bottle of ammonia which is only 10 or 15% ammonia without any additional addatives and it has worked fine for cycling a few tanks already.
A lot of members here get there ammonia from Ace Hardware as fishmommie has already recommendedIf you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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02-19-2013, 11:21 AM #4
Dilluted but pure is fine, and 10% solution makes for easily calculating.
Funny this, over here every supermarket and most DIY stores sell it. I think I pay 69 cents a liter. I understand it's also difficult to come by in the UK. I think next time I'm over there I'm going to bring a case or two and flog it to aquarists.
02-19-2013, 01:59 PM #5
It's readily available in the states but can prove near impossible to find elsewhere. I ended up buying mine off amazon for $8.00. Overpriced yeah, but I cycled my tank without any problems and worries.
02-19-2013, 02:11 PM #6
The one that had janitorial strength on the label is the one you want. You will not find actual 100% ammonia available to the general public because it is lethal unless diluted. The bottle that said 100% just meant it didn't have fragrance or soaps, etc.. in it, but it was diluted with water. If you don't have an Ace Hardware near you, look for a cleaning supply company that sells to businesses, they will have the ammonia you need and often sell to individuals.When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
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02-20-2013, 07:24 PM #7Member Molly
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I went last night and picked up the 10%, and started a cycle on my 10gal tank.
See how this works out....