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Old 03-02-2011, 01:06 AM   #1
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Question Anyone know where to get pure ammonia in this freezing cold country?

I think the title is pretty self explanatory. I can't seem to find pure ammonia. Home Depot, Lowe's, Home Hardware, Canadian Tire, nothing.

My sister can order it into her lab, but the smallest size they can order is 5gal... I really don't need 5gal of ammonia!

So yeah, if you bought some in Canada, specifically Alberta, where did you get it?
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Old 03-02-2011, 01:52 AM   #2
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Have you gone to a fish store? Big ALS, pet smart, pjs pets, maybe at a Walmart super-center.
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Ammonia for fishless cycling a new tank? Used filter media from an established tank is much better and faster. If you can't find either of those urine will work too.
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You will still need to dose ammonia to feed the essential bacteria. I am currently doing a fish-less cycle on my 33g. I took a couple media cartridge from my 125g. I keep my ammonia level around 4ppm to feed the good bacteria.
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Old 03-04-2011, 04:48 PM   #5
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Yeah I've looked at the pet stores, even the specialty fish stores, and they look at me like I'm nuts. No word of a lie, staff at 3 different LFS told me to buy a few cheap fish to start my cycle. Ugh.

I am using filter media from another tank, but I still need the ammonia to feed the bacteria, like roydooms said.

I'll keep on looking I guess.
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Old 03-04-2011, 04:50 PM   #6
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Ace's Hardware sells pure ammonia
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here is a picture of it
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Old 03-04-2011, 04:56 PM   #8
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Ace's Hardware sells pure ammonia
Thanks RCL - I've read that Ace is the place to get ammonia... but we have no Ace stores up here.

I guess I could drive to Montana! I think I will just throw a raw shrimp in instead.
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Pure ammonia is a misnomer. You want ammonia that doesn't have any additives, not a bottle of 100% ammonia. RamCichlid Lover posted a picture of the exact same stuff I used to cycle my tank. It's actually only 10% ammonia hydroxide.
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Can you order it online?
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