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Top Choice Chlorine, Chloramines and Ammonia Removing Products


To insure the safety of not only aquarium fish but all aquatic animals when using tap water, it's of the utmost importance that toxic chlorine, chloramines and associated ammonia be removed from the water. Shop and compare prices on these top choice tap water conditioners recommended as some of the best we have used to eliminate all three of these harmful chemicals from tap water.

Kordon AmQuel®

Non-toxic and odorless AmQuel® by Kordon instantly removes chlorine, chloramines and ammonia from water, and does much more. AmQuel® is a product we have highly recommended for many years, because we have been using it since the mid-1990's, both professionally and personally.
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Kordon AmQuel+Plus®

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A step above AmQuel, non-toxic advanced formula AmQuel+Plus® by Kordon not only removes chlorine, chloramines and ammona, but also "eliminates nitrate and nitrite, and removes toxic organics in older aquarium water, for fewer water changes". When using AmQuel+Plus® you'll find it has an unusual odor, but this gradually disappears once added to water. It can also moderately reduce oxygen in water during the first hours of use, and therefore its important to always maintain good water circulation or aeration, and allow a 24 hour period between single dose applications.

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API Stress Coat® Marine

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Aquarium Pharmaceuticals has taken their trusted Stress Coat® fish and tap water conditioner one step further and created Stress Coat® Marine. Just the same it removes chlorine, chloramines and ammonia from tap water, contains Aloe Vera, "scientifically proven to reduce stress, heal damaged tissue and promote tissue regeneration, and enhance slime coat". What makes Stress Coat® Marine unique -- it has been developed for use with a protein skimmer. It will not cause foaming.

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HDL Chloradsorb®

From Hiatt Distributors Limited, Chloradsorb® destroys the deadly chloramine bond, effectively removes chlorine and chloramines in seconds, and dissapates primary ammonia in minutes. Chloradsorb® functions in fresh, brackish and salt water systems, aquariums and ponds alike, removes copper, nullifies dangerous heavy metals often found in water, adds vital electrolytes, improves the ability of fish to secrete a protective skin coating. On HDL's wed site go to the Orders section for a list of online retailers that sell this and other Hiatt products.

Seachem Prime®

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Prime® by Seachem is the complete and concentrated conditioner for both fresh and salt water. "Prime® removes chlorine, chloramine and ammonia; converts ammonia into a safe, non-toxic form that is readily removed by the aquarium's biofilter; may be used during tank cycling to alleviate ammonia/nitrite toxicity; detoxifie nitrite and nitrate, allowing the biofilter to more efficiently remove them; will also detoxify any heavy metals found in the tap water at typical concentration levels; promotes the production and regeneration of the natural slime coat; is non-acidic and will not impact pH; will not overactivate skimmers."

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API Ammo-Lock®

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Ammo-Lock® by Aquarium Pharmaceutials works instantly to detoxify ammonia, both in fresh and saltwater, and removes chlorine and chloramines. Ammo-Lock® does not remove harmful ammonia associated with chloramines, but locks it up in a non-toxic form until it can be broken down by the tank's natural biological filter, thus reducing fish stress and promoting healthy gill function.

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