About Ammonium Chloride
In most aquariums, the biological cycle is started by introducing fish into the aquarium. The fish excrete ammonia, which acts as a food source for nitrifying bacteria. Nitrifying bacteria convert ammonia into nitrite and then nitrite into nitrate. Fritz Ammonium Chloride (NH4Cl) can be used as a source of ammonia to initiate the growth of nitrifying bacteria without the presence of animal life. Fish should not be present while using ammonium chloride.
- Pure, dry ammonium chloride for use during fishless cycling
- Ammonium chloride makes fishless cycling easy and establishes aquarium biological filtration
- 1 tsp (4.5gm) per 100 gallons of water brings ammonia concentration to 4pp
- Does not contain scents or other dangerous additives.
Use 1/8 lb (approx. 1/2 cup) for every 20 gallons (78 liters) of aquarium water. The amount of carbon required may vary from system to system.
Monitor the clarity of water and adjust the amount of carbon if necessary. For best results, replace carbon every two weeks as part of regular tank maintenance.
To keep the carbon “active,” Carbon AG has not been pre-washed. Therefore, it is necessary to thoroughly rinse with cold water. After rinsing, place carbon in a filter media bag. Place in high flow area of filter to maximize water flow through the carbon.