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  • Posted on: 7/10/2010 12:50
Seachem Ammonia Alert #1
Afternoon Everyone,

Does anyone have any experience of using Seachem Ammonia Alert discs?

Is this product really as wonderful as it sounds? Are there any downfalls to it? Does it last 12 months and therefore how would you know if it wasn?t working?

Sorry a lot of questions I know!

If anyone has used this before any info would be gratefully received!!

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  • Posted on: 7/10/2010 13:02
Re: Seachem Ammonia Alert #2
I've heard from several people who have used them with success, and a couple who had faulty disks.
Things to note would be that they only measure TOXIC ammonoia, most test kits measure total ammonia. Toxic ammonia is normally only a very small percentage of the total but its the bit that you really have to worry about.

I wouldn't rely on it as a replacement to normal water tests, but it does offer peace of mind.

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Re: Seachem Ammonia Alert #3
hi,

thanks for getting back to me. i think i'll leave it in and keep up the normal testing of the water. i've got a lot of water changes ahead of me to get my water free of the locked ammonia so it'll be interesting as well as useful to run as many tests as possible.

but you're right, avoid too good to be true products hahahaha.

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Re: Seachem Ammonia Alert #4
If you've been using an ammonia locking type product then these ammonia alerts are more useful. As they only tell you the levels of harmful ammonia and can ignore all the ammonia that is safely locked away. Regular test kits can't do this.