Does your tap water have ammonia in it? Why not just do a series of water changes to get rid of the ammonia?SirFishington said:
Prime does not remove ammonia, only Binds it and turns it into a less toxic form for about 24 hours.Crafty Cichlid said:You're testing it before putting it in the tank, right?
Also I'm not sure Pixar makes a water conditioner. Try Prime; It removes ammonia.
Im super interested in learning about this. Any handy places you can point me, besides google? I am from the west coast of USA, and i have JARS full of natural zeolite that i have collected off our beaches!Jellibeen said:You could try using Zeolite crystals to remove the ammonia.
As far as i understand, it does actually remove the ammonia. Soaks it up like a sponge. It’s not recommended for long-term aquarium use because it doesn’t give beneficial bacteria much of a chance to grow. It seems like it would be great for you to condition your water with.
Once it gets “full,” you can recharge it by soaking it in salt water. This releases the ammonia so you can use it all over again.
There are other companies that make it. I got some from Petco. Here’s a link to Seachem’s brand:
Seachem - Zeolite
Unfortunately i don’t have any sources besides what i have gotten off of google.Kim Beesley said:
This is the system I built. It may give you some ideas on putting together a system of your own.SirFishington said:I was just doing some research and perhaps I should get some sort of reverse osmosis system