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Thread: Fishless Cycling and Ammonia
08-13-2012, 07:47 PM #1
Fishless Cycling and Ammonia
Given all the difficulty people have with finding suitable pure ammonia it amazes me that no aquarium supply manufacturer makes a small dosage bottle of the stuff for sale in chains and LFS.
It could be adequately labeled and they would probably be able to get away witha rridiculous per unit margin.
08-13-2012, 08:01 PM #2
I THINK that the use of cleaning ammonia is kind of new. Think being the key word there. I'm sure that some places will begin carrying it in a few years.130g: 7 Angelfish, 1 Bolivian, 12 Neon Tetras, 14 Serpae Tetras, 9 Kuhli Loaches, 1 Otocinslus, 1 Corydora ? Ghost Shrimp
I've noticed that people HATE it when you point out how stupid they are, so now I try to do it politely.
08-13-2012, 08:46 PM #3
Here's the thing, It's not hard to find [Dollar store, Ace Hardware Etc..] and it is way cheaper than any LFS will have it.
Seems kind of pointless to carry a product that is easily available elsewhere for less money.
Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.
A warm beer is better than a cold beer. Because nothing is better than a cold beer, and a warm beer is better than nothing.
08-13-2012, 09:34 PM #4
0Originally Posted by Geronimo
Old - as in people micturating in their tanks to get the cycle started.
Ammonia would be hard to adequately labeled on a tiny bottle that would be salable to the casual tank keeper.
Dosing into an existing, stocked tank, to help things along would be fatal to the tank. Unfortunately, a large number of people are ignorant (which is curable) but it only takes a couple who are stupid, to ruin a manufacturers profit for a while.
"Reagent grade ammonium chloride for cycling new aquariums" is sold by the http://www.drsfostersmith.com store.
Last edited by dbosman; 08-13-2012 at 09:40 PM.
08-13-2012, 10:55 PM #5
08-14-2012, 01:30 AM #6
0Originally Posted by Lady Hobbs