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Old 06-30-2013, 09:12 AM   #1 
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Ammonia removers?

So I have a 1gal fishbowl that I keep as clean as possible (it holds 1 male betta). I want to minimize the ammonia buildup, but I can't use a bigger fishbowl because my dorm room is small and there are restrictions on what I can have. I read that a single male produces approximately .25ppm in 72 hours, and I wondered about an ammonia-removing water conditioner as an alternative to daily water changes. (His bowl is cleaned with a 100% WC at least once weekly, if not twice) Has anyone had any luck with these products?
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Old 06-30-2013, 09:19 AM   #2 
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So I have a 1gal fishbowl that I keep as clean as possible (it holds 1 male betta). I want to minimize the ammonia buildup, but I can't use a bigger fishbowl because my dorm room is small and there are restrictions on what I can have. I read that a single male produces approximately .25ppm in 72 hours, and I wondered about an ammonia-removing water conditioner as an alternative to daily water changes. (His bowl is cleaned with a 100% WC at least once weekly, if not twice) Has anyone had any luck with these products?
I believe all water conditioners kill ammonia
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Old 06-30-2013, 12:29 PM   #3 
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No, not all water conditioners remove ammonia. I have had some that don't (it's been a while, so I don't remember which ones they were). So you'll need to check the conditioner label to make sure it does. Conditioner is generally better than just dechlorinetor because conditioners remove other things besides chlorine. Some of them also add in good things, like mine has Indian Almond Leaf Extract, and my female seems happier in this kind than other kinds that I've had.
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Old 06-30-2013, 01:12 PM   #4 
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Actually nothing removes ammonia except water changes.

Prime by Seachem only detoxifies ammonia and turns it into ammonium for 48 hours and then back to ammonia it goes. So to keep that 1 gallon pristine I suggest doing at least 2 water changes a week if not 3 to keep him healthy.
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Old 06-30-2013, 01:27 PM   #5 
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I always keep this product around just in case. It is Seachem AmGuard.

http://www.seachem.com/Products/prod...s/AmGuard.html
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