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Golden Pothos can consume a huge amount of ammonia - Idea discussion
Posted on: 9/1/2017 6:08
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Hi,

I want to start this subject because this is what I have experienced so far.

I'M NOT SUGGESTING THAT THIS IS CONFIRMED AND SHOULD BE TRIED

I have 3 tanks that I have Golden Pothos, they're all cycled before I add the plant and now, the readings of nitrate/nitrite/ammonia are 0. The only tank with high stock gets a reading of nitrate about only 5-10ppm. I think my tanks are un-cycled

Also my pothos has a very big strong root, it has a branch of root with 1 cm diameter and it grows smaller roots from it.

Right now I'm starting a new 200l tank. Since I don't have access to liquid ammonia, I have to use fish food again like I always had.
I added some amount of fish food to the tank (about a full teaspoon)

After 1 week, all readings are 0/0/0. So I added more fish food (This time a full tablespoon) and waited for 3 days. I get a very low trace of ammonia and all other readings are 0.

I will not add fish to the tank yet and keep adding more fish food. I'm curious how much ammonia can it really consume until I have enough ammonia to cycle the tank.

The tank does have some other plants but they are just regular aquatic plants that I usually have in other tanks so they don't affect nitrogen much.

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Re: Golden Pothos can consume a huge amount of ammonia - Idea discussion
Posted on: 18/1/2017 5:57
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Just some updates.

I Could not confirm that this is working because it seems like there are some bacteria already exist in my tank (Probably transfered from another tank when I was switching some stuff).

Test result after 10 days of adding extra fish food for extra ammonia.
NO2= 0
NH3= 0.25
NO3= 5 (or 10 ppm)

No NO2 observed means the bacteria was there already.

I cannot tell for sure if the plant is taking a lot of NH3 that bacteria have only a few left to produce NO3 as I didn't use liquid ammonia to measure.

Plants prefer to take NH3 as food source so I can only assume.

It'd be great if someone try this with liquid ammonia and see how it goes

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