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Old 01-12-2017, 08:00 AM   #1
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Tank Cycle Ammonia?

Potential silly question.. Every article about Fish-less Tank Cycling say you need to add ammonia to the aquarium. Can you cycle the tank without adding ammonia and just using Tetra filter active supplements?
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Most likely not. Those substances assume you have fish in the tank (or something that generates waste).
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Whenever i search for ammonia dosing products all i find is products to remove ammonia?
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try searching pure household ammonia?

https://www.cpp.edu/~jskoga/Aquariums/Ammonia.html

i have no experience cycling this way - i had used filter from a healthy tank and just had to add food, and am using this parent tank as a donor to my two little ones currently cycling (/cycled im hoping if the current readings maintain )
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Amazon have it! I can't remember the name of it but it's a cleaning product that you may also be able to find at a DIY store.
Search on the net see what you can find but I have seen the product you need on amazon
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