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small fry 11-30-2010 05:49 PM

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.

Thanks!

small fry 12-01-2010 03:32 PM

guys...?
 
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!

insensate 12-02-2010 01:14 PM

You can use Prime to treat your water before adding it to the tank.

small fry 12-02-2010 05:11 PM

Thanks for the response!:-D

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.

Thanks!

spike0544 12-02-2010 05:24 PM

Amquel+ would work also, but it is more expensive then prime.

insensate 12-02-2010 05:26 PM

Prime removes chlorine, chloramine, and ammonia. It converts ammonia into a safe, non-toxic form that is readily removed by your bio-filter

small fry 12-02-2010 05:31 PM

Thank you!
 
Thank you! Thank you!
Thank you! Thank you!
:-D

jonlong 12-06-2010 01:49 PM

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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