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Water Purification Device that removes Ammonia from tap?

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Water Purification Device that removes Ammonia from tap?
Old 11-30-2010, 05:49 PM   #1
 
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Water Purification Device that removes Ammonia from tap?

Hello. At my house the tap is very toxic with ammonia. I was wondering if anyone used a tap filter that effectively removes ammonia. Preferably something under $60.

The water in my tanks have been evaporating ever since I discovered the toxicity in the tap. It is at about 60% in the 10 gallon tanks and about 70% in the betta tank. I would appreciate the model name of the applience if that is possible.

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Old 12-01-2010, 03:32 PM   #2
 
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I really need something that will take the ammonia out of my tap. My betta's water evaporated too much for the filter to work!

Please help!
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Old 12-02-2010, 01:14 PM   #3
 
You can use Prime to treat your water before adding it to the tank.
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Old 12-02-2010, 05:11 PM   #4
 
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Thanks for the response!

The ammonia concentration comes out at 1.5ppm. How does Prime work? I know it is a chemical, but what does it do? Will it get rid of the ammonia, or numb it until the biological bacteria colony can kick-in?

One of my 10g tanks is ammonia free and has been that way since I can remember. It is particially planted.

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Old 12-02-2010, 05:24 PM   #5
 
Amquel+ would work also, but it is more expensive then prime.
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Old 12-02-2010, 05:26 PM   #6
 
Prime removes chlorine, chloramine, and ammonia. It converts ammonia into a safe, non-toxic form that is readily removed by your bio-filter
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Old 12-06-2010, 01:49 PM   #8
 
I also treat all my tap water with Prime. Another option is zeolite (I may have the name wrong). It's similar to activated carbon, but is a lighter colored material and it absorbs ammonia. I think API sells it as Ammo Lock.
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