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Help and advice on shopping for: Ammonia Removers

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Ammonia can be a major issue in your aquarium. Ammonia poisoning is one of the most common causes of aquarium fish death, and it is caused by poor filtration, too many fish, or a lack of beneficial filter bacteria. One of the primary reasons for this is that ammonia is invisible, allowing it to go undetected until it causes significant damage. Prevent the build-up of toxic ammonia with removers from Seachem, Dr Tim’s and API.

What are ammonia removers?

Ammonia removers will quickly break down ammonia in your fish tank to help make the water safer for your fish. Some of them also remove dangerous chlorine and chloramine from your tap water to make it safe to top up your tank. They also include bacterial supplements or filter starting liquids that help encourage beneficial filter bacteria to grow in new aquariums, so they can safely support fish.

Why might I buy ammonia removers?

Ammonia removers eliminate common chemicals in tap water and detoxify water with no odour. This fish-friendly water treatment provides a safe environment for fresh and saltwater aquariums by removing the chlorine and chloramines from the water, as well as ammonia which can be poisonous for fish and help develop algae in your tank.

What are the main types of ammonia removers?

All ammonia removers will perform the same way and essentially give the same results so the difference between the ones we carry is ever so slight. Fritz Complete is a concentrated, one-step, full-spectrum water conditioner that detoxifies chlorine, chloramine, ammonia, nitrite and nitrate. Whereas, Seachem Pristine is a unique product made up of sludge destroying bacteria. It's also fast reacting to consuming unwanted waste.

What features to look out for?

At Swell UK, we stock a variety of ammonia removers that are safe to use in fresh and saltwater, including reef and planted aquariums. They are also ideal for use when setting up new aquariums, performing water changes or to quickly alleviate high ammonia, nitrite and nitrate.

What accessories should I buy with ammonia removers?

We stock a range of ammonia removers which will rid your tank of the chemical before it becomes a real problem. Of course it is always a good idea to regularly test the water to identify the early stages of ammonia and avoid the onset of any issues. We recommend having a selection of test kits to hand to regularly keep an eye on water quality.