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Ammonium Chloride Solution for Fishless Cycling 4oz - Dr. Tim`s Aquatics

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Ammonium Chloride Solution for Fishless Cycling 4oz - Dr. Tim`s Aquatics

No need to do the "Damsel" method in cycling your tank, because we find out just how hard it is to get them out of the tank once our aquascape is where we want it, and our tank is done cycling.  No need to add dead matter, like frozen shrimp or fish food, making the water smell foul.  This Ammonium Chloride Solution bottle is a reagent grade ammonium chloride made for the sole purpose of fishless cycling. 

Generally, during a fishless cycle, one needs to add ammonium chloride to their tank 3 or 4 times so this bottle is enough ammonia to cycle aquariums up to 200 gallons.

Specifications:

  • Bottle size = 4 ounces (118 ml)
  • Dose 4 drops (.2 ml) per gallon of aquarium water
  • Concentration is 50 mg/L of total ammonia-nitrogen (TAN)
  • Use with One and Only Nitrifying Bacteria

Conversion Table:

(1 Drop = 0.05 ml)MillilitersNumber of Drops Gallons Treated
1 Teaspoon5 ml (approximately)100 (approximately)25 gallons
1 Tablespoon15 ml (approximately)

300 (approximately)

75 gallons
NOTE: As of November 1, 2016 Dr. Tim`s changed the concentration of the ammonium chloride solution so it now takes 4 drops per gallon. The previous version called for 1 drop per gallon. Please see the label on your bottle to determine how much to use. If the bottle say use 1 drop use 1 drop if the bottle says use 4 drops use 4 drops.

Manufacturer Info

Dr. Tim`s Aquatics is the merging of the twin passions of the founder: fishkeeping and science. They make setting up and maintaining an aquarium easy by sharing practical advice and proven products developed through years of experience and their own real science.

Their products are developed with a simple goal – to make fishkeeping easy. You don`t need to be a biologist or chemist - they`ve got that covered! You don`t have to make mistakes – they`ve made hundreds so you can learn from them. Just have a little patience. There`s no magic or secrets – they`ve done the research and produced the products.

Dr. Tim has published numerous peer-reviewed scientific papers on nitrifying bacteria and filtration for aquariums and aquatic life-support systems. He also has written dozens of articles and columns for aquarium trade and hobby magazines. He has been an invited speaker to many national and international conferences and regularly speaks to aquarium societies.

Dr. Tim hold numerous patents for nitrifying bacteria, their use to accelerate nitrification in aquatic systems and their detection using molecular methods.

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Works as advertised
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Directions are vague. could cause harm to corals and inverts
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Works as advertised with there plan. Plan should state you also need to monitor your nitrates. Mine were very high and needed several large water changes. There directions simply say when ammonia and nitrites are gone simply do a water change and add some fish. My nitrates were well over a hundred s...Read More
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It Works!
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Doesn't come with the dropper to accurately dose per instructions.
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Works exactly as it should. The only reason I did not give 5 stars is the bottle didn't come with a dropper. Dr. Tims is based on drops per gallon.
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Great ammonia
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Nice clean ammonia for an efficient and fishless cycle!
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Nice cycle
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Inexpensive, clean, humane
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Much more humane than the old way of using Damsels or other “cheap” fish. Let’s have some respect for these beautiful marine creatures and use other methods like Dr. Tim’s! It’s also much cleaner than ghost feeding your tank. Just clean and pure ammonia... what else could we ask for? Thank...Read More
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I used this to test my cycle power in a new tank. This is a much better alternative than putting Deli shrimp in the tank or torturing fish to get you through the cycle. Awesome product
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