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post #10 of (permalink) Old 05-20-2013, 06:36 PM
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Originally Posted by zdnet View Post
A heavily planted tank is already cycled!
Um no its not. A cycle is the production of benefitial bacteria. A brand new tank, heavily planted or not, is not "cycled".

As to the OP's question, I used 10 drops of Ace Hardware brand ammonia to take my 10 gallon tank to 1-3 ppm. The Ace brand stuff is the only thing locally I could find that didn't contain surfactants (which you want to avoid).

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