Seachem Prime is the complete and concentrated conditioner for both fresh and saltwater and removes chlorine, chloramine and detoxifies ammonia by converting it into a safe non-toxic form that is removed by the tanks biofilter. Seachem Prime can be used during cycling the aquarium to alleviate ammonia and nitrite toxicity. It will also detoxify heavy metals found in the tap water. It is non-acidic and will not impact pH.
Seachem Prime also contains a binder that 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).
Use 1 capful (5ml) for each 200L of new water. For smaller volumes, please note each cap thread is approximately 1ml. May be added to aquarium directly, but better if added to new water first. If adding directly to aquarium, base dose on aquarium volume. Sulfur odor is normal. For exceptionally high chloramine concentrations, a double dose may be used safely. To detoxify nitrite in an emergency, up to 5 times normal dose may be used. If temperature is > 30 °C (86°F) and chlorine or ammonia levels are low, use a half dose.