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- A True One-step Liquid Chlorine, Chloramine, And Ammonia Remover
- Nontoxic To Fishes, Aquatic invertebrates, And Other Aquatic Life
- Fast Acting Within Five Minutes, Simple To Use
- Effective In Removing Toxic Pheromones
- Made in U.S.A.
To avoid confusion it should be recognized that there are two products with the Amquel name - the original Kordon AmQuel and the recently much improved product Kordon AmQuel Plus. AmQuel Plus does all that AmQuel does and a significant number of additional tasks as well.
So why does Kordon continue producing regular Amquel, if AmQuel Plus is supposed to be so much better? There are those loyal to the original product, and they are used to what it accomplishes.
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.
AmQuel was the first product developed that removes toxic pheromones released by the fish in the water. Also this is done by AmQuel Plus. This is of considerable aid to the aquarist, because pheromones in the water build up in the water and can be harmful to fishes.
Contains sodium hydroxymethanesulfonate.
AmQuel is harmless to plants, fishes and invertebrates. This product is safe for use in aquariums and ponds and will not interfere with normal biological filtration. AmQuel is compatible with NovAqua and PolyAqua. Use caution when adding liquid AmQuel to water that has a poor buffer reserve (as indicated by problems maintaining a stable pH). Using AmQuel in these conditions can cause a sudden lowering of pH. To prevent a pH drop, use either Kordon's AmQuel Plus Buffers (which is regular AmQuel with buffers added to stabilize the pH from fluctuating), or AmQuel Plus.(which does not change the pH of the water). AmQuel may affect the dyes in certain types of cotton fabrics. This happens for the same reason that Ammonia test kits using the Nessler reagents do not work with AmQuel or AmQuel Plus. These products reduce the coloring agents used in the Nessler reaction test kits, and apparently in a very small selection of cotton based fabrics.