Ammonium chloride and seachem stability for cycling

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    nanomania Well-Known Member

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    Thanks... :)
     
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    Randy Holmes-Farley Reef Chemist Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Expert Contributor Article Contributor

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    Hey, i finally got the ammonium chloride. My new tank is 500l, but i guess the total tank water volume is approx 400l. So howmuch do you recomend to add to make 4ppm as suggested. Here is the photo with MW (i guess molecular weight)

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    Here is my tank.

     
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    Hey, please suggest, as there is molecular weight written. Would it be diffedent then other ammonium chloride powders?
     
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    Added ammonium chloride on 31st,
    Today ammo is 0
    Nitrite >10
    No3 > 50

    Can i dose vinegar?
     
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    The only Bacteria in a Bottle that I'm aware of right now that actually includes a sugar and vinegar in very small amounts in Vibrant. It's not meant to start up a tank though.

    FWIW, when I mentioned I've cycled my tanks in under 14 days with out the help of a bacteria in a bottle all were with dry sand and dry dead rock. Just added a bit of food. One I think I added a shrimp (dead shredded up shrimp).
     
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    I dont prefer that, as it can cause fungus
     
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    What can cause fungus? Pull the shrimp once there's a spike then add a bit of pellets or flakes. That was one tank and the others I just did the feeding of pellets. IME, worked like a charm.
     
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