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    Well finally my ammonia has dropped from somewhere between 4 and 8 PM after I first started the cycle on about 4/24/18 (seems a lot longer ago than that) to 2 PM as of today (5/9/18). My question is how much household ammonia to add. It is Blue Ribbon Clear Ammonia but I dont know what strength it is. I have read to put some water in a smaller bucket and gradually add ammonia and test with (API Master Test Kit) after each dosing until you reach the desired PM level. However, what is the desired ppm for a 10 gallon and would you do this in a separate bucket after you've added Prime to neutralize the ammonia if your using tap water, how long to wait to let the Prime work, or do you do it within the tank somehow ? Thanks in advance.

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    That's a very high amount of ammonia for a 10G, I wouldn't dose more than up to 2 PPM to begin the cycle.

    That ammonia contains 3% ammonium hydroxide...are there any other ingredients listed on the label?

    Does your source water contain chloramines?...do you use tap water, or well water?
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    I used only gallons of bottled Nestle Pure Life Water to fill up the tank because our city water is high in nitrates. Originally I had three long-finned gold danios in there to start the cycle and the ammonia was 2-3 ppm. They all died within about 3-4 days.

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    Blue ribbon clear ammonia has been used for a fishless cycle in the past with no issues.

    You could fishless cycle with 0.25-0.5ppm of ammonia, which is what I did since I had chloromines in my tap water, no additional ammonia necessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffh6249 View Post
    I used only gallons of bottled Nestle Pure Life Water to fill up the tank because our city water is high in nitrates. Originally I had three long-finned gold danios in there to start the cycle and the ammonia was 2-3 ppm. They all died within about 3-4 days.
    You could buy nitrate resin to remove the nitrates in your water or you could use floating plants or have the roots of pothos in the water to help with nitrate removal.

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