Why Amquel Plus? Protects aquarium and pond fishes and invertebrates by quickly eliminating (actually detoxifying) the harmful components of the biological nitrogen cycle - ammonia, nitrites, and nitrates without slowing the nitrogen cycle or interfering with the beneficial bacteria involved, or depriving these bacteria of their food. (AmQuel Plus does not interfere with the nitrogen biological cycle -- it simply makes nontoxic what is normally dangerously toxic to fish and aquatic invertebrates at every step of the cycle.)
In overcrowded aquariums and ponds where waste products from the fishes, etc., quickly collect, it can also rapidly detoxify toxic organics that accumulate in the aquarium and pond water and are a problem as the water ages, lessening the need for water changes.
Many larger freshwater and saltwater aquarium fishes release pheromones to establish territoriality and repel other fishes. This is particularly true in fresh water for cichlids and plectognath fishes (triggers, filefish, puffers, boxfish) in salt water. Amquel Plus also detoxifies these noxious pheromones. This is also important for reducing the frequency of needed water changes.
AmQuel Plus Benefits:
- Easy to use
- Equally effective in fresh and salt water
- Does not affect the beneficial bacteria of the biological nitrogen cycle.
- AmQuel+ is compatible with all water conditioners and all Kordon medications and other medications on which it has been tested, and with all aquatic life - including live rock and reef tank inhabitants.
- Does not affect pH (acidity and alkalinity)
- Does not discolor the water
- AmQuel+ has a long indefinite shelf life expected to be many years.
The recommended dose for AmQuel Plus is 1 teaspoon (which equals 5 ml) for each 10 gallons of water to be treated. This dose will instantly break the bond between chlorine and ammonia found in chloramines, then remove the chlorine, remove at least 1.2 ppm of ammonia, at least 2 ppm of nitrite, and at least 13 ppm of nitrate as well as remove many other toxic nitrogen compounds. All this is accomplished in a single dose.
<P>AmQuel Plus is recommended to be used with Kordon's NovAqua Plus (below) because they mainly do different functions that collectively are needed in aquarium and pond keeping. NovAqua Plus is most important for treating tap water that comes from public water utilities that has accumulated toxic metals from water pipes, and in providing health aids to the fishes and aquatic invertebrates