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Old 11-16-2011, 07:04 PM   #1
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Ammonia questions

All I can find is a clear ammonia which the label says its ammonia hydroxide and surfactant will this work???
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no.. ammonia hydroxide .. no surfactants or dyes. Ace hardware has worked for folks.
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I have no ace around any other ideas
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Where are you at. Perhaps someone closer has a thought
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Old 11-16-2011, 07:23 PM   #6
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I've used the blue ribbon brand ammonia from the dollar tree. When you are out looking at ammonia just look at labels and shake it to see if it bubbles.
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Everything I have found bubbles
Air bubbles that pop quickly are OK. If it foams you probably won't want to use it. I think you can get ACE ammonia online if that helps: Ace Ammonia
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Old 11-16-2011, 07:27 PM   #9
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I even try Lowes they had nothing think Walmart may
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I even try Lowes they had nothing think Walmart may
Yes you could try Walmart too, or a dollar store. Just read the ingredients.
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I even try Lowes they had nothing think Walmart may
I've looked at my Wally .. nothing but the perfume and soaped stuff
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What's it have to say pure ammonia
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Old 11-16-2011, 07:42 PM   #13
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should say ammonium hydroxide and nothing else. With luck it might give the concentration as well, but that would be just crazy
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So I found some stuff at a dollar store that says ammonia and does not foam when shook up
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Sounds like the right stuff. Do you have a way to do small measures and can you figure out how much you need? (it will be small amounts at a time)
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Well I have a 46 gallon bow front tank and last night I had to put about 50ml to get it about 2ppm does this sounds right
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50ml sounds pretty high to me. I have a 46 bow, and I have to dose it with about 1 teaspoon (not an actual measured teaspoon, but a small spoon). That is probably 1-2ml I think. I will check a little more thoroughly tonight when I dose it. Also I would guess it has to do with the concentration of the ammonia. I have the ACE brand stuff which is 10% as far as I know.

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I have a old medicine drop and it gets about ten drops out if 1 ml which is hardly none but my ammonia is from a dollar store does lot tell me the concentration level but it took like two hours to get it to 2 ppm
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What are you using to test with?

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