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Old 10-16-2013, 02:54 PM   #1
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Does Prime supposed to remove Nitrite, or detoxify it? And will nitrite still show on a water test if using prime for nitrite?
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Does Prime supposed to remove Nitrite, or detoxify it? And will nitrite still show on a water test if using prime for nitrite?
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Prime detoxifies ammonia and removes chlorine and chloramines. That's it as far as I know. You'll have to remove nitrites and nitrates through the water change method or emerse some land plants in the tank that will do the job for you.

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Having never used prime i cant say about nitrite but there are other treatments that detoxify both.
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Old 10-16-2013, 07:04 PM   #4
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Seachem states that Prime detoxes nitrite temporarily up to 1ppm at a standard dose but it will still read on a test.
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:24 PM   #5
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It actually removes ammonia (debatable but bottle states this), chlorine, and chloramines.
It detoxifies both nitrates and nitrites for up to two days.
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The world may never know. SeaChem as stated so many things that don't make sense. On there bottle it says it removes ammonia. On their website they say it only detoxifies. And then on another part of their website it says it removes chloramines by breaking the bond, neutralizing the chlorine, and then REMOVING the ammonia. Silly SeaChem.
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:37 PM   #7
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The world may never know. SeaChem as stated so many things that don't make sense. On there bottle it says it removes ammonia. On their website they say it only detoxifies. And then on another part of their website it says it removes chloramines by breaking the bond, neutralizing the chlorine, and then REMOVING the ammonia. Silly SeaChem.
Yeah... I dont think it actually does remove ammonia. When I was cycling I used it and the next day ammonia would be reading the same level... fishy fishy
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Yeah... I dont think it actually does remove ammonia. When I was cycling I used it and the next day ammonia would be reading the same level... fishy fishy
What test? It's suppose to turn ammonia into ammonium. The API test kit can't tell the difference.
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What test? It's suppose to turn ammonia into ammonium. The API test kit can't tell the difference.

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Old 10-17-2013, 12:50 AM   #10
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I remember reading that it break ammonia into ammonium, which isn't as deadly, and it still shows on ammonia tests.
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