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Old 10-22-2011, 07:10 PM   #11
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if you're going to bath it in ammonia why not just pull it all out and let it dry out. either way all the bacteria will die so why not do it the cheapest and easiest way
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Old 10-22-2011, 07:14 PM   #12
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Adding a cup of ammonia is alot easier than emptying the tank, removing the rock, removing the sand and then scrubbing all the aipatasia off the glass and the filter...they really are everywhere....
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donno about that the ammonia would then be all over the rocks and sand and there when the next person has to cycle. either way i see it all of it has to be scrubbed and cleaned before reusing it. and the ammonia is no sure way of coing this as the system has bacteria colonies that break down the ammonia
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Adding a cup of ammonia is alot easier than emptying the tank, removing the rock, removing the sand and then scrubbing all the aipatasia off the glass and the filter...they really are everywhere....
I have a feeling you are going to need a **** of a lot more ammonia than a cup for a 55g tank.
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Old 10-22-2011, 07:20 PM   #15
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I was thinking 2-3 gallons of ammonia. At some point, the pH will crash and everything will cease to live since it will become too acidic for even the bacteria that consume the ammonia to live.
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Old 10-22-2011, 07:33 PM   #16
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At some point, the pH will crash
Not with ammonia....ammonia is a base, not an acid.

In order to drop the pH you'd have to add vinegar, or another similar acid. Having accidentally done that to a SW tank, I can say it does effectively kill stuff, but creates a godawful mess in the process - and don't even start me on the smell.

I would suggest drying and then boiling or baking the rocks, and ditch the sand. Not sure how the rocks will react to such treatment. LR is surprisingly brittle stuff when dry. Rinse the empty tank out with vinegar and then water.
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Old 10-22-2011, 07:42 PM   #17
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Right right, ammonia is definitely a base, my bad lol.
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Old 10-22-2011, 08:42 PM   #18
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To Nuke a tank why not literally microwave your rock and sand or even bake it surely the apitasia cannot live through 350 degrees
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Hmm i don't have a chiller, but would the reverse work? Just raise the heater to like 90 degrees?
That's the problem with living in florida. It's easy here. Turn the heating off in the house and it'll be chilled before u know it
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I used something called joes juice for mine. Got rid of the little pests pretty well!
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