Hey guys, It's been a while since I've posted. I ended up taking my tank down (new baby on the way and my "storage" room is being converted into a nursery
My cousin has recently decided to start a reef tank though and has been coming to me for advice. I advised him to get some Ace ammonia and to shake it to make sure it doesn't bubble up. My aunt had some "pure ammonia" (misleading label lol).
He put an ounce of it in a 93 gallon tank. I told him to do a big water change and use activated carbon. He's since resorted to using raw shrimp to cycle and his ammonia currently reads 0 with high nitrites and nitrates which means his tank is cycling obviously.
Is there anything else I need to advise him to do, and would the detergent prevent the tank from cycling if he used too much?