What does 1ppm of ammonia create?

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What does 1ppm of ammonia create?

Postby PeterK » Tue Jan 13, 2015 11:59 pm

Hello All,

Here I am, into my 5th week of fishless cycling with loads of plants, but I AM getting near! I didn't originally plan it this way, but there you go! I am sure that I have read it somewhere, but just like my wallet, I can't find it when I want it. (Sometimes makes a round of drinks quite cheap!) Does anyone know how much nitrite (NO2), and nitrate (NO3), is produced by 1ppm of ammonia, assuming full conversion of each?

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Re: What does 1ppm of ammonia create?

Postby PeterK » Thu Feb 05, 2015 12:59 pm

Hello All,
As there are no takers on this one, this is what I eventually found elsewhere:

1ppm NH3 = 2.7ppm NO2 = 3.6 ppm NO3

I don't know if it's right, but if it is, my hundreds of ppm of NO3 must have come from somewhere else - presumably from the fertiliser tabs and liquid, which I added at the beginning. Mind you I have certainly learned how to do water changes!

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Re: What does 1ppm of ammonia create?

Postby Carylnz » Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:08 am

Those of us who prefer the fish in method of cycling have often asked how to work out how much ammonia = how many fish and have never got an answer!
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