Cycling With Ammonia

finnipper59

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As long as you read the ingredients on the ammonia bottle and all it says is ammonia or ammonia and water...It's good. What you don't want to see there are any other ingredients at all. If it has added scents like lavander, lemon, or any other scents or surfactants, or detergents or anything else. You may need to clean everything and start over. As long as it says nothing but ammonia, you're ok.
Walter Kirby said:
I was unaware clear ammonia and pure ammonia are not the same thing. However, I have been cycling with clear ammonia for about two weeks. Can I continue, or what do I need to do?
 

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Walter Kirby said:
Thank you so much for your reply. All it says is ammonium hydroxide
The difference is that ammonium hydroxide is ammonia with water in it. So it's just diluted ammonia. Since it's already diluted with water, you may just have to add extra to get the tank up to 4ppm for cycling, but other than that, it's safe.
 
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