Seachem Prime 500ml


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Seachem Prime Water Conditioner

Prime is the complete and concentrated conditioner for both fresh and salt water.

  • removes chlorine, chloramine and ammonia.
  • converts ammonia into a safe, non-toxic form that is readily removed by the tank's biofilter.
  • may be used during tank cycling to alleviate ammonia/nitrite toxicity.
  • detoxifies nitrite and nitrate, allowing the biofilter to more efficiently remove them. It 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.
  • non-acidic and will not impact pH.
  • will not overactivate skimmers.
  • use at start-up and whenever adding or replacing water.

Nearly all companies manufacture a product that removes chlorine. None of those, however, can compare in quality, concentration, or effectiveness to Seachem's flagship product: Prime. Prime is the second most concentrated dechlorinator on the market after their own aquavitro alpha. A single 100 mL bottle will treat 1000 US gallons (3,780 L) of tap water. Prime will remove both chlorine and chloramines from municipal water supplies.

Prime also contains a binder which renders ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate non-toxic. It is very important to understand how those two functions work together. All dechlorinators operate through a chemical process known as reduction. In this process, toxic dissolved chlorine gas (Cl2) is converted into non-toxic chloride ions (Cl-). The reduction process also breaks the bonds between chlorine and nitrogen atoms in the chloramine molecule (NH2Cl), freeing the chlorine atoms and replacing them with hydrogen (H) to create ammonia (NH3).

Typically, dechlorinators stop there, leaving an aquarium full of toxic ammonia! Seachem takes the necessary next step by including an ammonia binder to detoxify the ammonia produced in the reduction process.

Be very careful when purchasing water conditioners. If your municipality includes chloramines in the water supplies, a standard sodium thiosulfate dechlorinator is not enough. Prime promotes the natural production and restoration of the slime coat rather than relying on artificial or non-native slime compounds. A further bonus for the reef hobbyist - Prime will not overactivate protein skimmers.

Sizes available:

  • 100 ml (treats 1000 US gallons / 3,780 L)
  • 250 ml (treats 2500 US gallons / 9,450 L)
  • 500 ml (treats 5000 US gallons / 20,000 L)

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