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Old 10-15-2011, 09:54 AM   #251
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i think im gonna add 2 gallons for pure amo tomrow
Are you serious? You will never cycle your tank doing something like that. The ammonia levels will be so high nothing will live....including bacteria.
Try 2-3 drops and then test your ammonia level. You don't want it any higher than 5 PPM....and that is at the high end. 2-3 PPM is better.

Even tho I'm not a fan of using ammonia to cycle a tank, this article might help you.
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Even tho I'm not a fan of using ammonia to cycle a tank, this article might help you.
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thats interesting. why are you not a fan?
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i cant find pure amo anywhere, they didnt even have it at ace
coukd someone give me a link?
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thats interesting. why are you not a fan?
There are no advantages to using ammonia and it's easy to raise the levels too high. If you have live rock in the tank, the ammonia spike can kill lots of the beneficial critters in/on the rock. Uncured live rock or a piece of shrimp is safer and more natural since the ammonia is gradually produced by decomposition. There is no instant spike as there is when just dumping in pure ammonia.
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thank you for taking your time to respond and explain.
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I thought I was the only one that had a problem using ammonia to cycle with I always use shrimp. I find it is easier and it seems to work better for me.
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can i add a shrimp tommorow, even if i have high trites and trates, also, how long should l leave the shrimp in for?
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can i add a shrimp tommorow, even if i have high trites and trates, also, how long should l leave the shrimp in for?
What are ur test results as of now?
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ph 8.3
amonia o
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nitrate 10ish
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Just let it be for now...
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