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Old 12-30-2008, 03:22 PM   #71
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yeah, keep putting it in. You want to keep ammonia present until the nitrItes fall back to zero. Your ammonia is falling because your bacteria are building up and consuming it - exactly what they're supposed to do.
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Old 12-30-2008, 03:24 PM   #72
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how much should i add a day?

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Old 12-30-2008, 05:12 PM   #73
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What are you using now for a source? Food? Shrimp? Ammonia?

If you haven't yet, read the article in my sig called fishless cycling. It recommends 3-5ppm. I'm doing slightly lower on my tank, 2ppm - but that was my personal decision.
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im using food... so i should just pound the food in it untill i get to 3-5 ppm?
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Old 12-30-2008, 07:54 PM   #75
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well, with food it's difficult because it takes time to decompose before it will start to turn into ammonia. I'd put in a pretty good sized pinch right away to get your ammonia level back up, then seriously consider some raw shrimp, or find an Ace hardware and get some pure ammonia (that's what I use).
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would cnd tire or home hardware have it? theres also lowes and princess auto and home hardware around

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Old 12-30-2008, 11:50 PM   #77
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Not sure, forgot you were in Canada.

The important thing, and I can't stress this enough, is to make sure it's clear pure ammonia. It cannot have any scents, perfumes, surfactants, or anything. The stuff I use is a janitorial strength 10% ammonium hydroxide. Nothing else.

If you get that other stuff in there, it will destroy your livestock, and you'll spend weeks cleaning things to get it clean enough to start over.
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is this it?

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or any of these it?

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Old 12-30-2008, 11:52 PM   #79
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That looks good from here, just double and triple check the label on the actual bottle.
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That looks good from here, just double and triple check the label on the actual bottle.
what if i buy it... and let you do that stuff ... you sound like youd know better than me lol

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