08-19-2010, 06:20 PM
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I pulled this from this website
For aquariums and ponds add AmQuel+ to the water at the recommended dosages as described above. Since AmQuel+ rapidly spreads through the water, no special agitation is needed. Its action on chlorines will be in seconds. Most of the reactions on other nitrogen compounds in the water will be over the first five minutes, and the slight remainder will be detoxified over the next 24 hours.
I would think this would mean the ammonia is detoxified with-in 5 minutes, by the way how much ammonia in your tap are we talking about?
As for me I use prime, and although not recommended I add tap water directly to the tank while at the same time I add the prime, I found it to much of a problem of trying to get 10 gallons of water in my tank with buckets and had nothing higher to set it on to siphon. Prime is pretty fast acting and I have been doing it for the past 4 months, and have yet to see any signs of chlorine burn on my fish when I do water changes, but I also use twice the amount of prime as I would if I just added it to the water, although the bottle recommends dosing for the whole tank size. And then again I have no ammonia in my tap source either.
BTW if you keep changing with buckets then go to the hardware store and pick up a 5 gallon bucket for like 3 or 4 dollars.