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- Detoxifies heavy metals
- Promotes natural slime coat
- Will not overactivate protein skimmers
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Prime® is the complete and concentrated conditioner for both fresh and salt water. Prime® removes chlorine, chloramine and ammonia. Prime® converts ammonia into a safe, non-toxic form that is readily removed by the tanks biofilter. Prime® may be used during tank cycling to alleviate ammonia/nitrite toxicity. Prime® detoxifies nitrite and nitrate, allowing the biofilter to more efficiently remove them. It will also detoxify any heavy metals found in the tap water at typical concentration levels. Prime® also promotes the production and regeneration of the natural slime coat. Prime® is non-acidic and will not impact pH. Prime® will not overactivate skimmers. Use at start-up and whenever adding or replacing water. Nearly all companies manufacture a product that removes chlorine. None of those, however, can compare in quality, concentration, or effectiveness to Seachems flagship product: Prime®. Prime® is the second most concentrated dechlorinator on the market after our own aquavitro alpha™. A single 100 mL bottle will treat 1000 US gallons of tap water. Prime® will remove both chlorine and chloramines from municipal water supplies. Prime® also contains a binder which renders ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate non-toxic. It is very important to understand how those two functions work together. All dechlorinators operate through a chemical process known as reduction. In this process, toxic dissolved chlorine gas (Cl2) is converted into non-toxic chloride ions (Cl-). The reduction process also breaks the bonds between chlorine and nitrogen atoms in the chloramine molecule (NH2Cl), freeing the chlorine atoms and replacing them with hydrogen (H) to create ammonia (NH3). Typically, dechlorinators stop there, leaving an aquarium full of toxic ammonia! Seachem takes the necessary next step by including an ammonia binder to detoxify the ammonia produced in the reduction process.
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DirectionsUse 1 capful (5 mL) for each 200 L (50 gallons*) of new water. This removes approximately 1 mg/L ammonia, 4 mg/L chloramine, or 5 mg/L chlorine. For smaller doses, please note each cap thread is approx. 1 mL. May be added to aquarium directly, but better if added to new water first. If adding directly to aquarium, base dose on aquarium volume. Sulfur odor is normal. For exceptionally high chloramine concentrations, a double dose may be used safely. To detoxify nitrite in an emergency, up to 5 times normal dose may be used. If temperature is > 30 °C (86 °F) and chlorine or ammonia levels are low, use a half dose.
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In my old tanks, rocks and pebbles covered the bottom of the aquarium. I wanted to go for a new look, so I began looking online for some greenery to spice up the new aquariums. I found the LUFFY balls Luffy balls, and I knew that they were exactly what I was looking for. They gave the tank a fresh, clean appeal that I absolutely loved! However, with fish and live plants in my new tanks, I knew I had to be careful about watching my chemical levels in the water. I filled the tank with tap water, and I ordered this primer to take out any harmful chlorine or other metals. With just ONE CAP the water was ready instantly for both my fish and my plants, I was amazed!
Now, I've been using this product for quite a while, and I know the ins and outs of all of it.
- Just a few drops will clear up an entire tank. It doesn't take much to make a difference.
- This product will keep your fish and plants safe from harmful chemicals.
- Even shrimp, which are more sensitive to chemicals than fish are safe with this formula.
- This product works instantly.
- Could also be used in small fish ponds.
**I do recommend that you change the water in your tank and use this water primer during each change at least every 4-5 weeks.
** Also recommended that you try to keep away from small children.
I know I will never use another water primer for as long as this product is available. I've even convinced my Mom and sister, who both have at home aquariums, to start using this product to better protect their fish. I would recommend this product to anyone with an aquarium in their home or office.
As so as the Prime arrived I started getting the water ready to do another large water change. I tested the water right away, which I know is not recommended, but it was a good 6.6 - 6.8 which is my out of the tap range. I continued with a 50% water change using Prime and the crushed coral in the filter box. The next day the tank tested better however I continued with 25% water changes daily. Within 3 or 4 days, the tank was up to 7.4. This is a very heavily planted tank so the Ph is normally about 7.2.
Since then this has been my holy grail of water conditioners. I been using Seachem's Prime in all of my tank for about a year now and am just ordering my third bottle. Yes, I do lots of water changes, currently I have 8 tanks in our house and have also been using the Prime to recharge the Purigen that I use in some of the tanks. One bottle really does go a long way.
Lasts for a very long time. For my 20 gallon tank it is less than a capful per change.
Works really well, instantly
Keeps your fish (or shrimp!) safe
This stuff smells pretty terrible