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    Maybe I don't understand your above message.

    Are you saying add ammonia until I see 0ppm Ammonia then do what you posted above or just do what you stated above?
    Should I add prime everyday?

    I just bought pure Ammonia at ACE. Do you know we're I can get a mm measuring item?
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    Just bought prime.
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    just add a drop of ammonia to a gallon of water then measure with api ammonia test. That will give you a starting point for how many drops to add for your tank

    you add ammonia on day 1, when it reaches 0ppm the next day (day 2), add ammonia the following day (day 3). If day 4 ammonia and nitrite =0ppm, your tnak is cycled

    When you add ammonia, you add prime.

    Add prime every other day as long as there is a ammonia reading.

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    Wow! After about 45min of adding about 15ml of ammonia I got a reading of about 2.0ppm. I never got above about .50 with the food. I'm going to add the prime now. By the way the smell of the ammonia almost knocked me out lol.
    180 Gallon:
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    Quote Originally Posted by freshwaterfishlover View Post
    Wow! After about 45min of adding about 15ml of ammonia I got a reading of about 2.0ppm. I never got above about .50 with the food. I'm going to add the prime now. By the way the smell of the ammonia almost knocked me out lol.
    You shouldn't be sniffing ammonia.

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    Maybe we should be more careful and explain the risks associated with using ammonia for fishless cycling.

    Do not breathe in the vapors. They can damage cells on contact in the mouth, throat, nose and lungs.
    Exposure to high concentrations of ammonia in air causes immediate burning of the eyes, nose, throat and respiratory tract and can result in blindness, lung damage or death. Inhalation of lower concentrations can cause coughing, and nose and throat irritation.
    https://www.health.ny.gov/environmen...ia_general.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocksor View Post
    You shouldn't be sniffing ammonia.
    Just having the bottle open a few feet from me was a killer. Day 2 my ammonia is still 2.0,but yesterday it instantly went to 2.0. Today it took about 2 minutes to get to 2.0
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    1- Mantilla hybrid Stingray
    1- Black Henlei/Leopoldi hybrid Stingray
    1- 14" Spotted Gar

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    Day 3. Ammonia is about 1.0 down from 2.0 from day 1 and Nitrite is about .50. Up from 0ppm. Will not be adding ammonia or prime today.
    180 Gallon:
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    Quote Originally Posted by freshwaterfishlover View Post
    Just having the bottle open a few feet from me was a killer.
    I know what you mean, I got my first bottle the other day, decided to use it as a cleaning agent.....oh my! Not cool. I think ventilation is important when handling it.
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    Day 4. Ammonia .25ppm Nitrite 1.0-2.0ppm. Will add ammonia and prime tomorrow.
    180 Gallon:
    1-Motoro Stingray
    1- Mantilla hybrid Stingray
    1- Black Henlei/Leopoldi hybrid Stingray
    1- 14" Spotted Gar

    40 gallon Breeder grow out tank:
    1- 6 Tiger Shovelnose Catfish

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