Hmmmmmm, i'll give it a miss!

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Hmmmmmm, i'll give it a miss!

Postby markee » Wed Jul 11, 2007 1:24 pm

I've just been reading a Q & A section in July's PFK magazine about the different ways to help mature a tank & spotted this question:

Q: Can i wee in my tank?

A: This slightly unconventional maturation method can be used, but obviously only do it as part of a fishless cycle. Your wee contains ammonia, so this will provide food for bacteria and cycle the tank. I just wouldn't want to suck any syphon tubes for a while!

OMG, i bet that method has never been recommended to newcomers (couldn't find it in the beginners section :lol: )
Would anyone admit to trying it though? :lol:
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Postby AlisonJ » Wed Jul 11, 2007 3:35 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Not tried that, though admit hubby likes to wee on the compost heap as Bob Flowerdew recommends it!
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Postby markee » Wed Jul 11, 2007 4:07 pm

pmsl (pardon the expression!) i assume he does it at night :lol: :wink:
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Postby Carylnz » Wed Jul 11, 2007 7:47 pm

Hey ammonia is ammonia, no matter what the source :lol:
I have this mental picture in my head now Alison :mrgreen:
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Postby TigerBarb » Thu Jul 12, 2007 1:10 am

Whilst I am aware that urine contains ammonia, I am fairly sure that it contains other things too - most of which I wouldn't want in my tank, fishless or not!

Pretty sure that mine has a high alcohol content..... although this may calm the tiger barbs down a wee bit (no pun intended).
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Postby Angel Fish » Thu Jul 12, 2007 2:48 am

I've also heard of people using rabbit poo to cycle tanks :?
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Postby krekra » Thu Jul 12, 2007 5:54 am

OK ewwwwwwww!!!

But I also find they decaying prawn method a bit nasty as well. Whats wrong with just using neat ammonia for gosh sakes. Its dirt cheep and works great!!
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Postby Angel Fish » Thu Jul 12, 2007 5:57 am

Unless you have a big Boots store or a very "olde worlde" pharmacy nearby, it's pretty difficult to find "pure" Ammonia over here. You can get Ammonia with additives with no problem, but the stuff we need is very hard to find :(

Chicken breasts work quite well too......... or so I'm told :wink:
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