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Old 01-17-2013, 04:13 PM   #1
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Ammonia chemicals

OK...Im in my laboritory mixing a caustic ammonia chemical with my API kit...what do I do after I test for ammonia....can the chemical be neutaralized or can I just pour it down the sink? I have dogs so I dont want to chunk whats left in the test tube in the back yard.......
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What would you do with regular ammonia? Treat this the same. Down the sink it would go.
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Thanks.....Just seeing the picture of the finger burning off on the bottle label kinda gave me the creeps....
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:50 PM   #4
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If ammonia climbs to 1.0 in a 10 gallon tank how would you lower it? Or is it at a safe level?
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If ammonia climbs to 1.0 in a 10 gallon tank how would you lower it? Or is it at a safe level?
You want your ammonia to reach 4 or 5 ppm to have a strong cycle. The nitrogen cycle converts it.
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Great....but what If you got 2 clownfish in it.....
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Great....but what If you got 2 clownfish in it.....
Then you wouldn't add it to a tank with fish in it
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Do water changes to remove the toxic ammonia ASAP. Even some kind of water conditioner to bind the ammonia may be helpful.
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My ammonia level is still 1.0......do you think my live rock,sand,and gravel is keeping it low? Its been 4 days since I first put water in my aquarium...my ph,nitrite and nitrate are all within safe parameters
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I would remove the clown fish immediately and let that tank cycle. You are just torturing them, possibly to death. There is nothing safe about ingesting ammonia.
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