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PostPosted: Sep 11th, '13, 16:31 
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I have tried to source pure ammonia, no good. I have read it is on the terrorist hit list for explosives, and cannot be purchased. I have also read you can use pee and/or urea. Is this right 40 tsp urea for 1000 litre?

Also using lemon juice to bring PH down is that ok? 8.4 here so it's very alkaline.

Aquaponics is a little like every other subject one book says one thing and another says the opposite.

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 Post subject: Re: No ammonia
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Get some charlie carp or cycle with fish. You would need a lot of lemon juice to put a dent in the PH so usually muriatic acid is preferred. Although 8.4 isnt too bad, actually it would be a preferable level for cycling and as the nitrification process develops your PH normally comes down slowly anyways.

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Thanks for your help Charlie:) I now have the right Ingredient's to cook my tank.

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