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Old 08-15-2012, 12:25 PM   #11
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I think instead of doing the shrimp deal, I'm gonna go out and buy pure ammonia and try it that way, good idea?
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:26 PM   #12
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I think instead of doing the shrimp deal, I'm gonna go out and buy pure ammonia and try it that way, good idea?
Yep, will allow you to watch the levels much easier. Dose ammonia up to 4ppm and sit back and watch. Test daily or every few days.
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:42 PM   #13
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Yep, will allow you to watch the levels much easier. Dose ammonia up to 4ppm and sit back and watch. Test daily or every few days.
Sounds good, what do u recommend I do about the test kit?? It was working perfectly fine then not so much a few days later? Return it? Get a different brand?
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Sounds good, what do u recommend I do about the test kit?? It was working perfectly fine then not so much a few days later? Return it? Get a different brand?
I would double check it with another test kit or bring a water sample to your LFS for them to test.
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I would double check it with another test kit or bring a water sample to your LFS for them to test.
Okay then that's what I will do, thanks alot guys!!! I appreciate it
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Quick question, how do I know how much to dose to get it to 4ppm? I've never done the pure ammonia method
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Quick question, how do I know how much to dose to get it to 4ppm? I've never done the pure ammonia method
Well it depends on the percentage ammonia. If its 10% then for a 16g tank (60.64 liters) x .01= .6064 * 4 = 2.4256 ml of 10% ammonia to get 4ppm.

Thats just my quick math. So feel free to recheck

1ppm Ammonia in 1 liter requires .001ml @10% = .01ml
1g = 3.79 liters.

Heres a link to a calc that will do the math for you.
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Well it depends on the percentage ammonia. If its 10% then for a 16g tank (60.64 liters) x .01= .6064 * 4 = 2.4256 ml of 10% ammonia to get 4ppm.

Thats just my quick math. So feel free to recheck

1ppm Ammonia in 1 liter requires .001ml @10% = .01ml
1g = 3.79 liters.

Heres a link to a calc that will do the math for you.
http://www.fishforums.net/aquarium-calculator.htm
Lmao I feel like i was talking to Sheldon from Big Bang Theory lol.. I'll have to look at that when I get home, thank you again!!
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Lmao I feel like i was talking to Sheldon from Big Bang Theory lol.. I'll have to look at that when I get home, thank you again!!
Lol yep no problem.
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Trust me I know that, which is why I'm confused.. I used my a brand new API SW test kit. I have pictures of the actually results on my other thread if ya wanna check em out. One person said he thought I had nitrAtes but then I tested the following day and there was def 0 nitrates
Make sure that you are doing the nitrate test correctly. It is very important that you follow the instructions to the T. Not shaking the bottles....etc will throw off the results.
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