Q: Fishless Cycle with powder Ammonia Chloride

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I got this Ammonia Chloride in powder form off Amazon and saw that alot of people in comments were using it to cycle their tanks. Unfortunately I went deeper after I got it to see how much I should use to start the cycle of my new reef tank tomorrow but the most I got was a comment on someone just adding a bit at a time.

Anyone have any suggestions or references that may help me figure out how much to use per gallon, tank is 80 gallons with Dry Rock.

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Here's a link from Fritz products on using powdered ammonia chloride:


Post back after using it ;)
 
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Here's a link from Fritz products on using powdered ammonia chloride:


Post back after using it ;)
Will do thanks for the link!
 

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In the future, or for anyone else looking to save some $, I use pure liquid ammonia.
Un-scented and phosphate free. It's household ammonia and a 1.8L bottle goes about 4 times farther than the 500g container of Fritz, but currently costs about $2 vs $12 (in US dollars), so 24 times cheaper ... if math serves me correctly.

Liquid 4ml will raise 100g by approx 4ppm.
Powder 4.5g will raise 100g by approx 4ppm.

1.8L / 4ml = 450 doses in 100 gallons
500g / 4.5g = 111 doses in 100 gallons
 
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In the future, or for anyone else looking to save some $, I use pure liquid ammonia.
Un-scented and phosphate free. It's household ammonia and a 1.8L bottle goes about 4 times farther than the 500g container of Fritz, but currently costs about $2 vs $12 (in US dollars), so 24 times cheaper ... if math serves me correctly.

Liquid 4ml will raise 100g by approx 4ppm.
Powder 4.5g will raise 100g by approx 4ppm.

1.8L / 4ml = 450 doses in 100 gallons
500g / 4.5 = 111 doses in 100 gallons
When I cycle a new tank I also use ammonium chloride. Thank you everyone for information on using this stuff.
 

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Liquid 4ml will raise 100g by approx 4ppm.
Powder 4.5g will raise 100g by approx 4ppm.

1.8L / 4ml = 450 doses in 100 gallons
500g / 4.5g = 111 doses in 100 gallons
I goofed the math ...

1ml will raise 5g by 5ppm, so ...
Liquid 16ml will raise 100g by approx 4ppm.

Still 6 times cheaper than the Fritz powder
 

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