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Kordon AmQuel 1 Gallon

Kordon AmQuel 1 Gallon

Product Code: KOR31261


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Kordon AmQuel, developed over 20 years ago, is the original product that established the state-of-the-art in water conditioning technology regarding ammonia removal. AmQuel quickly and effectively removes/detoxifies ammonia, chlorine and chloramines (three of the most toxic chemicals commonly found in tap water from public utilities) from fresh and salt water. AmQuel is the first to be a true one-step liquid ammonia and chloramine remover that is simple to use. AmQuel is completely unlike those dechlorinators that claim to "remove" chloramines. Those products only break the chlorine-ammonia bond of chloramines by simple dechlorination, leaving the toxic ammonia in the water. Using those other products, the resulting ammonia must be removed by bacterial action which can take days or weeks, or by adsorption on granular or powdered zeolites (clinoptilolites). In addition, AmQuel functions as well in salt water as it does in fresh water; whereas zeolites do not remove ammonia in salt water. For detailed information on AmQuel's chemical structure see the Kordon Article "AmQuel - How It Works". AmQuel was the first product developed that removes toxic pheromones released by the fish in the water. Also this is done by AmQuel+. This is of considerable aid to the aquarist, because pheromones in the water build up in the water and can be harmful to fishes. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SPECIFICATIONS Contains 100% sodium hydroxymethanesulfonate. See the Kordon Article "AmQuel - How It Works" Does AmQuel Contain Any Amines? We have received questions about whether this product contains any amines. It does not contain any amines in any form. For further information see the Kordon Article "Questions About Water Conditioners That Contain Amines And Ion Exchange Resins". -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- DOSAGE WITH LIQUID AMQUEL PRODUCTS The "Standard Dose" of AmQuel is one teaspoon (5 ml) per 10 gallons of fresh or salt water, or one liquid ounce (30 ml) per 60 gallons of water, or one cup (8 liquid ounces - 20 ml) per 480 gallons of water. For other measurements estimate the amounts needed, such as 2 drops per gallon or 1/4 teaspoon for 2.5 gallons of water, or 3 teaspoons for 30 gallons, etc. See the Kordon Article "Standard Dose For Liquid Treatments. To remove chlorine and chloramines (chlorine combined with ammonia) out of the tap from public water supplies add one Standard Dose (see definition above) to the water to break the bond between the chlorine and ammonia, and to remove all the chlorine, and ammonia that may be in most public water supplies. This will remove up to 3 mg/L chloramines (as monochloramine, NH2Cl). No greater dose is needed for removing most chloramines or all chlorine from public water supplies. For those water supplies with higher amounts of ammonia, use two doses to detoxify/remove all ammonia present. To remove toxic ammonia compounds that build up in aquariums and ponds from the excretion of body wastes by fishes, invertebrates, bacteria, and other aquatic organisms start with a Standard Dose (see definition above). This Standard Dose not only removes the chlorine and chloramines described above, but will also remove (detoxify) at the same time 1.0 mg/L (= approx. 1.0 ppm) of all ammonia compounds in fresh or salt water. Use multiple doses to remove more than 1.0 mg/L ammonia from the water. It is suggested that for tap water where high amounts of chloramines are used by public water utilities the ammonia concentration of the water be tested prior to the addition of AmQuel to determine how much AmQuel is needed. It usually will be the need of a double dose. Also see Contraindications for when there may be problems in the use of AmQuel. The pH of the water being treated affects the speed at which AmQuel removes ammonia. The lower the pH, the slower AmQuel works. At a pH of 7.0 (neutral) AmQuel will remove the ammonia in less than 5 minutes. Several minutes more are needed at higher pHs. To remove toxic nitrite, nitrate and other organic compounds that build up in aquariums and ponds from the excretion of body wastes by fishes, invertebrates, bacteria, and other aquatic organisms use Kordon's AmQuel+.