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Old 24-06-2017, 07:31 AM   #1
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Hi bros,

Just wondering if anyone can point me in the direction where to get ammmonia powder to use for fishless cycling?

Also on a side note, how often do ceramic rings used in sump/filter need to be replaced if at all.

Getting back into the hobby after a few years off and have forgotten alot

Thanks v much in advance.
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Old 24-06-2017, 09:54 AM   #2
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Ammonia can be produce by decayed fish food. Don waste money to buy la. Just be patience. If you are planted tank, get some ada ammozonia soil.

Ceramic ring seldom need to replace unless they breakdown. Never heard of any kakis changing except upgrading/change from brand a to b.

Personally, i change when my water parameters changed. The last i could remember, 5 years back?


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Old 24-06-2017, 10:20 AM   #3
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U can get ammonium bicarbonate from baking supplies shops.
Can also use old filter wool from established fish tanks to kick start the cycling.

Ceramic rings, i usually rinse them with fish tank water once a year to remove the gunk/sludge on the surface. Some will breakdown due to brittleness of the material. Which i then top up with new ones.
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Old 24-06-2017, 11:47 PM   #4
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Another way is to use urine.

Yes our urine. Make sure you drink enough water first to get the colourless one. I have done that before.
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Old 25-06-2017, 09:37 AM   #5
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Another way is to use urine.

Yes our urine. Make sure you drink enough water first to get the colourless one. I have done that before.
Yellow vs colorless is like kopi Tit Lo vs kopi po po.
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Old 30-06-2017, 01:57 PM   #6
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i use mp to generate ammonia. throw in about 100-200 grams into the tank and it will work its magic. works like a charm everytime
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Old 31-07-2017, 03:57 PM   #7
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Another way is to use urine.

Yes our urine. Make sure you drink enough water first to get the colourless one. I have done that before.
This. I cycled my 20 ton pond by peeing into it every day for a week. Look left look right first to make sure no neighbours watching.

Then you realize you missed the CCTV.
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Urine is so dirty.
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Old 02-08-2017, 12:51 AM   #9
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Only as dirty as fish poop.
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