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coccidia woes - to dilute or not to dilute ammonia?

leftayy

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My 1.5-year-old bearded dragon is currently undergoing treatment for coccidia. In the meantime I'd like to use ammonia to kill the coccidia in the tank, but I'm seeing conflicting information about whether to dilute the ammonia. Let me lay out why I'm conflicted:
  • Online sources say coccidia can be eradicated using 10% ammonia solution. I'm assuming this means 1 part ammonia to 9 parts water.
  • The ammonia that I purchased is already in a 10% solution
  • Instructions on the ammonia bottle say to dilute the solution even further—I think it was one cup solution to an additional gallon of water.
On this forum, I've seen various people say "don't dilute" AND "do dilute." Which is it?

I don't want to create any health hazards by using undiluted ammonia, but I also want to make sure the coccidia is wiped out. Really at a loss on what to do.
 

Sadie

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My 1.5-year-old bearded dragon is currently undergoing treatment for coccidia. In the meantime I'd like to use ammonia to kill the coccidia in the tank, but I'm seeing conflicting information about whether to dilute the ammonia. Let me lay out why I'm conflicted:
  • Online sources say coccidia can be eradicated using 10% ammonia solution. I'm assuming this means 1 part ammonia to 9 parts water.
  • The ammonia that I purchased is already in a 10% solution
  • Instructions on the ammonia bottle say to dilute the solution even further—I think it was one cup solution to an additional gallon of water.
On this forum, I've seen various people say "don't dilute" AND "do dilute." Which is it?

I don't want to create any health hazards by using undiluted ammonia, but I also want to make sure the coccidia is wiped out. Really at a loss on what to do.
I am not sure either --- I dont / didnt use that when Blaze had parasites -- I used F10 a vet disinfectant thats a concentrate -- it kills everything- and last a long time you can find it on Ebay or Amazon - I can see if I can find someone to help here ---
@Drache613
 

Sadie

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I am not sure either --- I dont / didnt use that when Blaze had parasites -- I used F10 a vet disinfectant thats a concentrate -- it kills everything- and last a long time you can find it on Ebay or Amazon - I can see if I can find someone to help here ---
@Drache613
The person I asked said this
I don't know for sure but I'd still dilute it some, better safe than sorry. Then rinse every bit of smell from the enclosure.
 

leftayy

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Hi Sadie,
Thanks for your input, I think I'll just rush order the F10. Even diluted, ammonia smells sooo bad.
 
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