Amquel Plus - 1 gal.
Item # 214307 / Manufacturer Part # 33461
Amquel eliminates nitrates, nitrites, ammonia, chloramines and chlorine. It also removes toxic organics in older water, does not interfere with biological filtration or nitrifying bacteria.
Safe for freshwater, saltwater, reef and "live rock" aquariums.
Treats 7,680 gallons for average water conditions
For best results, use with a salicylate-type ammonia test kit.
Use measurements in proportion to a Standard Dose which is one teaspoonful (5 ml) per 10 gallons of fresh or salt water, or one liquid ounce (25 ml) per 60 gallons of water, or one cup (8 liquid ounces = 200 ml)) per 480 gallons of water, or one pint (16 liquid ounces = 400 ml) per 960 gallons of water. For other measurements estimate the amounts needed, such as 10 drops per gallon using a medicine dropper, or 1/4 teaspoon for 2.5 gallons of water.
To control the toxic organic nitrogenous compounds of ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate and other toxic organics that build up in aquariums and ponds from the excretion of body wastes by fishes, invertebrates, bacteria and other aquatic organisms, start with a standard dose (see definition above).
The use of one standard dose of AmQuel Plus for the amount of water involved is recommended per 24 hour period during the first days for total or major water changes, and at least once a week for the entire water volume in regular use, whether water changes are made or not. The number of treatments to be made over time depends upon how crowded the water conditions are with fish and/or other aquatic life. The AmQuel Plus will penetrate throughout the water, including the water in the gravel, sand, or other bottom material. If excess AmQuel Plus is put in the water, it will remain active until chorines, chloramines, or nitrogen compounds appear in the water that it can detoxify.
Water out of the tap from public water supplies contains up to 4 ppm = parts per million (= 4 mg/L) of chlorine, as per the U.S. EPA Environmental Protection Agency, and usually less than 1 ppm ammonia/ammonium. When chloramines are present, AmQuel Plus breaks the chloramines bond apart, and one standard dose of AmQuel Plus detoxifies all the chlorine (it is capable of removing up to 33 ppm chlorine, and up to 2.0 ppm or more ammonia/ammonium). Therefore, only one dose is usually needed, and at most two doses, for removing all chloramines and their chlorine and ammonia components from all public water supplies.
The removal of these compounds when dosing with AmQuel Plus will happen mostly within five minutes, or slightly longer for ammonia in water with a higher pH above 7.5. The slight remainder, if any, of nitrogen compounds will be removed within 24 hours. It is important to understand that the amounts of organic compounds removed may vary with differing water conditions. The amounts indicated above are the minimums that AmQuel Plus will detoxify, and what is removed may be up to several times to many times higher.
amquel plus 9/24/2013
Reviewer: john durrett
one of the best products you can buy