Ammonia Sources in the USA, UK &

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For people in the US, ACE hardware sells unquestionably suiting ammonnia. They call it "Janitorial Strength Ammonia", and it is simply Ammonia and water in a 10% concentration.

It's true that you can only get it in gallon sizes, and that you'll wind up paying about 6 USD, but it doesn't have an iffy ingredient list.

The brand "Great Value" (Wal-mart's most prevalent, and sometimes only, brand of ammonia) contains surfactants, which we know is a bit iffy for the process...

I hope this helps!

(EDIT) Goodness... It has already been mentioned a few times. I need to read before I post ><
 

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Toolstation sell ammonia without additives if you are in the UK , £2 ish for 500 ml ........
 

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Could someone post a link to suitable ammonia on eBay please? I haven't got a clue what to buy
 

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In Calgary, the real Canadian superstore, Walmart, co-op, Safeway and sobeys all sell ammonia always in with the cleaning stuff....
 

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Scales, the problem with the house brand at Walmart, and maybe at some of those other stores, is that it contains a detergent. Surfactant is merely a fancy way of saying detergent, not something we want in a fish tank.
 

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OldMan47 said:
Scales, the problem with the house brand at Walmart, and maybe at some of those other stores, is that it contains a detergent. Surfactant is merely a fancy way of saying detergent, not something we want in a fish tank.
I understand that not all ammonia is just ammonia, I will have a look round over the next couple of days check the ingredients and update accordingly.
 
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I looked everywhere and couldn't find pure ammonia. I finally found some at a True Value hardware store.
 

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In UK you can buy ammonia from Amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_16?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=household+ammonia&sprefix=household+ammoni%2Caps%2C255
 

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Wow, not seen a product specifically marketed at us fishkeepers before. Watch out for the strength, anyone that buys this, the normal strength for household ammonia is 9½%, this stuff is 3½ times stronger. For a 65l tank, to dose up to 3ppm, you only need 0.5ml.
 

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Waterlife Biomature is another product specially marketed for aquarists.  I've used it but not keen on the instructions.
 

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For anyone in the UK just thought I would let you know you can get pure ammonia from The Range, 500ml @£1.00
 

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I guess I will get some ammonia from ace then for cycling well maybe in a few years when I run out of pets to care for I will get a fish 
 
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