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fishless cycling- mixing ammonia and chlorine
I'm getting ready to start a new tank and I want to
try fishless cycling. One of the websites describing
the procedure had the following:
"When chlorine is mixed with ammonia containing
products, chloramine gas is formed."
I know Chloramine gas is highly irritating to the
lungs, and causes coughing and choking. The
recommendation was to use a dechorinator that did not
I know you should not mix bleach with ammonia but can
you add a few drops of ammonia to a tank filled with
water that is not dechlorinated? Is there really a
danger in creating chloramine gas in these small
amounts? I have a 20 gallon tank.
Could someone recommend a dechlorinator that does not
remove ammonia as well.
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