ACE Ammonia (Janitorial Strength) Failed Shake Test
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Old 01-13-2013, 06:35 PM   #1
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ACE Ammonia (Janitorial Strength) Failed Shake Test

Just wanted to let people know that I just bought some of the ACE ammonia to cycle my tank, only to realize at home that it fails the shake test.

I also poured a bit on my finger, and the "soapy" feeling of the fluid is unmistakable.

Presumably ACE has different suppliers, so please check before you use it in your tank. Basically it should act like water when shaken. Maybe a few bubbles from trapped air that dissipate within a second or two. Any foaming is bad.

Edit: I went back to the store and poked around. I discovered something odd - the 1 gallon jugs of ammonia are fine, the quart containers of the same ACE brand get foamy. Strange.
I grow plants underwater.

Last edited by hoa101; 01-13-2013 at 07:40 PM.. Reason: New discovery
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