Originally Posted by Blazinfire
...oh and if anyone has ran across places to order just one bottle of ammonia please let me know. i know its all about patience but i'm gettin excited cuz my tank is already looking good
Perhaps you can find someone to send you a small quanity of their ACE Hardware Ammonia. Anyone (like me) who purchased some for cycling a tank is going to have LOTS left over.
However, anyone sending ammonia via the mail needs to be aware of USPS regulations. You might need to call and talk to someone at the local post office to confirm shipping requirements.
My personal interpretation of the 601 Mailability regulations DMM 601 Mailability
is that ammonia is a Class 6 hazard (toxic substance) and that rules 10.16.2 indicate it can be shipped as a toxic substance under the following guide lines:
1. Maximum of 8 oz.
2. The primary receptacle must be a screw top (not a friction top).
3. The primary receptacle must be surounded by a cushioning material than can absorb all potential leakage.
4. The primary receptacle and cushioning material must be held within a leak-resistant secondary container that is packed within a strong outer shipping container (strong card-board box).
5. The address side must be plainly and durably marked "ORM-D AIR" (this basically means it's a limited quanity of a hazardous material intended for household purposes that is allowed to be shipped via Air).
So it sounds to me like all that is needed is to wash an old eye droper, wrap it in lots of paper towels, place that inside a ziploc bag, place the ziploc in a sturdy card-board box, and mark the box "ORM-D AIR".
But as I said, this is MY interpretation of reading the rules at the USPS website. You might get a different interpretation from USPS employees.
I don't have the needed materials on hand (washed eye-dropper and sturdy card-board box). But if you can get them and ship them to me, I'd gladly fill the bottle and mail it back to you. If you don't mind the wait of 1st Class, I'll even pay to ship it back ( < $2.50 for 1st Class ). PM if interested, but obviously such a plan could take over a week to complete.
Any other's out there with the correct materials that can help out? I would think that a perfect "primary receptical" would be one of those bottles that API uses for their wet test kits that's been washed out real good (you should be able to pop-off the dropper to wash it and then replace the dropper to screw on the cap).