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Re: Live Foods Digest V2 #352

George writes:

> It surprised me, that nobody mentioned the old stand-by ammonium nitrate
>  (NH4NO3, available in garden supply stores) that is mentioned by W.T.
>  Innes.
>  The dosage recommended is 5 grains/US gallon, or 85 milligrams/liter,
>  added dissolved in a small amount of water. It is said to be safe for
>  fish and plants. In 24 hours the hydra are gone. 

If the pH in my tank were much above 7.8, I would be terrified to add that
much ammonia to my tank.  Best get it down to below 7.0 before trying this.
Or would that make the treatment ineffective?

Bob Dixon