Pepere Posted March 24 Share Posted March 24 (edited) I use Seachems Equilibrium and Alkalinity buffer. their instructions for Equilibrium working from memory is 1 tablespoon added to 20 gallons raises hardness 3 degrees. likewise 1 teaspoon of Alkalinity buffer raises kh 2.8 degrees when added to 20 gallons. And after dosing you can run a test and confirm the results match what they said. ”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. “When should I use the emergency dose of 5 x the recommended amount of Prime®? A: If your ammonia or nitrite levels are above 2 ppm, you can safely use up to 5 x the recommended amount.“ And Oh, by the way there are no tests you can use to verify that the supposed action has occured. , dosing is good for 48 hours, but you can redose in 24, no mention as to how high a level of ammonia prime will protect against…. … will it protect if you have 8ppm ammonia? Or 16? As a fishkeeper tou have no way of knowing. Seachem and Fritz give no guidance.. yeah, no thanks. I will do a water change because after I do that I can test the water and know that the ammonia nitrites and nitrates are low…. And I will be using the dechlorinator in the water change…. And if it somehow helps with residual ammonia nitrite or nitrate after the water change, Great, I dont mind the help… Very simply the marketing and dosage instructions along with no way to verify if it works gives me zero confidence to add it and call it a day without water changing the stuff away. I am not going assert it is snake oil and without any benefit, but neither company gives me any reason to trust it other than for dechlorination of tap water… Edited March 24 by Pepere Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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