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Conversation Between finnfinnfriend and ZergyMonster
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  1. finnfinnfriend
    11-26-2012 06:02 PM - permalink
    Oh it's okay. I emailed them and they told me the same thing :). Thanks for letting me know.
  2. ZergyMonster
    11-26-2012 05:58 PM - permalink
    I actually found it in their FAQ that Prime will dissipate from your system in about 24 hours so it seems as though I was wrong with what I said.
  3. ZergyMonster
    11-23-2012 07:11 PM - permalink
    It's always speculation and some people learn it off other people who are not as informed and end up distributing false/bad information. It's always good to do personal objective research.
  4. finnfinnfriend
    11-23-2012 06:47 PM - permalink
    You know what... I just looked up prime on the companies website and they didn't say anything about 24 or 48 hours.... I dont even know why anyone says that.
  5. finnfinnfriend
    11-23-2012 06:17 PM - permalink
    Oh okay I see what you're saying.
  6. ZergyMonster
    11-23-2012 06:13 PM - permalink
    I agree with what you said to a point, I believe that it is based on the dosage of the prime.

    Lets say for example that a drop of Prime detoxifies .5 ppm of Ammonia. If you only had .25 ppm of ammonia in the water then you will still have .25 ppm of ammonia that can be treated with the drop of Prime.

    Being a chemical bond between Prime and ammonia I think that it is hard, if not impossible, to convert back to ammonia. (from my rudimentary understanding of chemistry classes in high school)
  7. finnfinnfriend
    11-23-2012 05:56 PM - permalink
    The way I always thought it worked was: it detoxifies the ammonia in the tap water. Then it stays active in the water and keeps detoxifying new ammonia(from the fish) for about two days. Then after that two or so days the only toxic ammonia you will have will be whatever the fish makes after that point (and that's if your tank is not cycled). That's what what all the descriptions of it seem to say. Do you agree?
  8. ZergyMonster
    11-23-2012 05:52 PM - permalink
    That is what I understand from what I read. I am by no means a chemist or a spokes person for Prime but if what I read is correct from the website and some basic understanding from the bottle and personal experiences, it shouldn't change back to a toxic form.
    There will always be a refute about what is true or not but I trust the makers of the product.
  9. finnfinnfriend
    11-23-2012 05:42 PM - permalink
    Okay, on that thread I posted the other day about Prime, someone said that the ammonium can start converting back into ammonia. But if it "locks" ammonia into the less toxic form, then it can't turn back, right? Somewhere on the seachem website it says the bond between the Prime and ammonia is not reversible. Wouldn't that mean that any ammonia in the tap water that was detoxified should stay that way?
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