Violet Violet
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Treatments for adverse water condtions #1
Evening all, wonder if this is worth a sticky in the emergency room? would help with future posts too:

Common water treatments seem to be:

Ammolock - deals with ammonia only
Amguard - deals with ammonia only
Amquel - deals with ammonia and nitrite, hard to find now, superceded by Amquel + plus (see below)
Amquel + plus - deals with ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, chlorine, chloramines and all heavy metals
Prime - deals with ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, heavy metals, chlorine and chloramine.

None of these actually remove the ammonia/nitrite/nitrate of course, they simply make it into a more non-toxic form for the fish.

In the case of high ammonia, to determine if there is any toxic ammonia left after treatment you would still need a test kit specifically for toxic ammonia such as the Seachem Ammonia Alert (www.aquaessentials.co.uk) if you can't find locally, which is very common. Regular water changes are key normally.
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suey2 suey2
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Re: Treatments for adverse water condtions #2
Thanks for that V - sure this will prove most useful Have moved to General as it may come in handy for all sorts of things.
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Re: Treatments for adverse water condtions #3
Can I ask why you guys use seachem prime over amquel plus?
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Re: Treatments for adverse water condtions #4
I think Prime is more widely available here and that's what we have experience with, that's all.
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Re: Treatments for adverse water condtions #5
Prime works out to be a lot more economical in use. 236 ml of Amquel plus costs ?9.15 and treats 480 gallons. 250 ml of Prime costs ?8.99 and treats 2500 gallons. Cost per 10 gallons - Amquel 20p, Prime - 3.5p.