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    Default Going to start Cycling my tank and wanted to be sure of one thing


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    Ok, so throughout the process I do not so a water change until the Ammonia and Nitrites are 0 and NitrItes are high, then water change until NitrAtes are under 20ppm, correct?

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    Correct!

    Congrats and welcome to the hobby.... you were warned how addicting it can be though...

    For this part it will require a lot of patience.

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    .....until the Ammonia and Nitrites are 0 and NitrItes are high....
    'trates will be high....Hardy85 is correct, patience is key during cycling....it WILL get cycled, but it takes time
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    Thank you. How much ammonia should I add at the beginning for a 20 gallon tank?

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    i did a few drops, wait a few mins, and test with ammonia kit.

    Keep doing the till you get the desired amount. I think in my 10g it was like 1ml or so (but thats just a guess)

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    Quote Originally Posted by overkil2 View Post
    Thank you. How much ammonia should I add at the beginning for a 20 gallon tank?
    It's been mentioned about 2ppm - believe I've seen some go as high as 4. Keep in mind that only enough BB will grow to handle what you give it. So not enough ammonia and your cycle completes and then you go and throw in a dozen fish you could see some issues.

    It will take some time to complete the cycle, however once complete a little ammonia (.5ppm) will be converted in a short amount of time.

    Welcome aboard. As others have commented, patience.
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    I bought some ammonia at publix. Will this work?

    It is called Clean Ammonia

    ingredients are Ammonium Hydroxide and Surfactant.

    If not, then where can I get it and what brand?

    Thanks in advance

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    Don't use that ammonia, you want ammonia without surfactant, this is very important. Hubby got mine at Walmart I believe, Goldex is the brand.

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    I doubt that will work. The surfactant on the list is what will be toxic in the aquarium.

    I bought a bottle of ammonia at Ace Hardware. It's an in-house brand, labeled as "janitorial strength".
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    Thanks guys. I'm so glad you responded before I did something foolish.

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