AmGuardâ„¢ safely, rapidly and ef?ciently removes toxic free ammonia. It is safe to use during tank cycling and is ideal for treating emergency situations. AmGuardâ„¢ is the strongest liquid ammonia binder on the market. It works within minutes to detoxify free ammonia, and it doesnâ€™t degrade for nearly 72 hours. Thatâ€™s at least twice as long as our competitorsâ€™ products. Unlike competing products, AmGuardâ„¢ converts it into a safe, non-toxic form that is readily removed by the tankâ€™s biofilter. It does not alter pH. Ammonia can exist in two forms: free and ionized. It is only the free form that is toxic. Traditional ammonia test kits convert all ammonia to free ammonia by raising pH to 12â€“14; at this pH AmGuardâ„¢ cannot function and thus a false positive reading will result. For long term ammonia control, use SeachemÂ StabilityÂ®Â andÂ Matrixâ„¢. UseÂ Ammonia AlertÂ®Â orÂ MultiTestâ„¢: Free & Total AmmoniaÂ to directly monitor levels of free ammonia. AmGuardâ„¢ also removes chlorine and chloramines.
Use 1 capful (5 mL) for every 200 L (50 US gallons) daily or as needed to reduce ammonia.
ADVANCED: If you have anÂ Ammonia AlertÂ®Â that is reading â€œAlertâ€, then use 1 capful (5 mL) for every 400Â L (100 gallons) daily. If it reads â€œAlarmâ€, then use 1 capful for every 200 L (50 gallons) daily. If it reads â€œToxicâ€, then use 1 capful for every 80 L (20 gallons) daily.
EXPERT: If using ourÂ MultiTestâ„¢: Free & Total AmmoniaÂ test kit, use 1 capful (5 mL) for every 40 L (10 gallons) to remove 1Â mg/L (ppm) of free ammonia. Alternatively you may employ the following formula for a variety of ammonia and water levels: 0.125AV=m (for volume in liters) or 0.5AV=m (for volume in gallons). A=ammonia concentration in mg/L, V=the volume of water being treated and m=the volume of AmGuardâ„¢ to use in mL. For example, to remove 1 mg/L of ammonia in 100 gallons you would use 0.5*1*100=50 mL.
If water temperature is aboveÂ 30 Â°C (86Â Â°F) do not use.