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mikethorpe1968 mikethorpe1968
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Re: Household Ammonia information #31
Hi all thought this may be of use I purchased some household ammonia from homebase cost ?1.99 also photos so you know what to look for.
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Re: Household Ammonia information #32
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Re: Household Ammonia information #33
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Re: Household Ammonia information #34
Anyone local to me is welcome to use some of my bottle if they cannot find any .
you know you have a big tank when your lawn smells of fish poop
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Re: Household Ammonia information - How much to add #35
I am going to set up a 165 litre tank, initially for plants only, with CO2 etc. When this is established, I shall add a few suitable fish. Should I go through the fishless cycle, prior to planting, or could I do the fishless cycle with the tank planted??
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Re: Household Ammonia information - How much to add #36
You can cycle with the tank planted. It will give the plants some time to establish their root systems before any fish are added.
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Re: Household Ammonia information - How much to add #37
Boots household Ammonia has always worked for me. If you have another source of fully cycled filter media, give this a squeeze into your new tank, looks pretty bad but it seeds the process with billions of bacteria and really speeds things up. I can fully cycle a tank in 10 days using the Squeeze and Ammonia method. Just make sure you do a 90% water change and clean up all the muck from the squeeze. You can add a full bio-load of fish immediately but it you only add a few initially there will be a die-back of bacteria and you will need to introduce fish in small doses thereafter to allow the bacteria to catch up again with the increased bio-load.
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Re: Household Ammonia information #38
Has anyone used this ammonia to cycle a tank? I've heard lots of people say it's safe but I just wanted to hear what you guys have to say about it.

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Re: Household Ammonia information #39
I cant see anything on the bottle that would suggest this product to be unsafe for cycling your tank. I personally use the boots product and have had full success every time.

The important point is to ensure that you use 5ppm when you add to the tank. Always put a "squeeze" of previously cycled filter media into the new tank before you start - looks unsightly but it doesnt matter as you will do a full water change at the end anyway. I can cycle a tank in 6-8 days using a "squeeze" or 10 days without.

Hope this helps.
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Re: Household Ammonia information #40
Hi what do you mean by a squeeze? And how would I obtain it, just setting up my new 4 foot tank and need all the help I can get. My fish are in a 30" tank at the moment