Cycling with Ammonium Chloride

Discussion in 'Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle' started by deon junior, Aug 2, 2015.

  1. deon juniorValued MemberMember

  2. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    From what I heard it doesn't really work the same way as pure ammonia.


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  3. matsungitWell Known MemberMember

    Pure ammonia (NH3) is not liquid but gas. Ammonium Chloride (NH4Cl) is a white crystalline powder. Ammonium Hydroxide (NH4OH) is liquid and is the one most likely used in cycling. I don't see an issue using ammonium chloride as it is also used as a fertilizer and in bread making as a nutritive media for the yeast and other microorganisms.
     
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