I finally got my API test kit. My tank (20 gal
long) has been running for the last couple days (no fish). I just wanted to run ammonia, nitrAte, and nitrIte tests to get the hang of how it's done and just out of curiosity. It's kind of fun - like having a little chemistry kit when you were a kid
So here are my readings:
ammonia = 0.5 ppm
nitrIte = 0 ppm
nitrAte = 0 ppm
So I need to get ammonia to get the cycle started. I think I read somewhere (I have been reading so much, my head is starting to spin a bit!
) that I need to get "pure" ammonia and that if I shake the bottle and there are bubbles that it is NOT pure ammonia? Is that correct? Any suggestions on where would be best to look for pure ammonia?