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    Hi. I'm getting ready to start a fishless cycle on my second tank. I was wondering if anyone knows if Dr. Tim's ammonia has an expiration date. I have a bottle that is about two years old. Is it okay to use or should I just buy a new one? Thanks
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    The ammonia in the bottle will be fine. It might get clumpy, so shake very well. Also, test the tank water and makes sure that it is under 3ppm for Ammonia.

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    Thanks so much. I will shake and test.
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    I'm sorry to hijack, but I am still learning about fishless cycling and have a question, maybe someone else is wondering as well.

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    Also, test the tank water and makes sure that it is under 3ppm for Ammonia.
    Why do you ensure ammonia is under 3ppm? If it's higher does it impede nitrosonomas bacteria?
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    Quote Originally Posted by angelcraze2 View Post
    I'm sorry to hijack, but I am still learning about fishless cycling and have a question, maybe someone else is wondering as well.


    Why do you ensure ammonia is under 3ppm? If it's higher does it impede nitrosonomas bacteria?
    It has to do with the API ammonia test card. There is no step from 4ppm to 8ppm, so if you dose under 3ppm, then there is no chance that you put too much ammonia. In reality, you can do a fishless cycle with chloramine treated water that only registers 0.25-0.5ppm of bonded ammonia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocksor View Post
    It has to do with the API ammonia test card. There is no step from 4ppm to 8ppm, so if you dose under 3ppm, then there is no chance that you put too much ammonia. In reality, you can do a fishless cycle with chloramine treated water that only registers 0.25-0.5ppm of bonded ammonia.
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