Water Treatment Cleaners AmQuel Water Conditioner

AmQuel Water Conditioner

    $19.99 - $64.99
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      Est. Arrival: 10/01 to 10/08
    • Removes chlorine, chloramines, ammonia and pheromones
    • Does not interfere with the biological cycle in your pond
    • For water changes, crowded ponds and control of ammonia during nitrogen cycle

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    16oz, 1gal

    Kordon Pond AmQuel removes chlorine, chloramines, and ammonia from pond water safely, easily, and in a single step. This special enhanced formula is often used to help detoxify tap water.

    AmQuel quickly and effectively detoxifies ammonia, chlorine, and chloramines (three of the most toxic chemicals commonly found in aquatic systems) from freshwater and salt water. It’s the first easy-to-use, one-step, liquid ammonia and chloramine remover.

    If you’re also looking to remove nitrates and nitrites from your pond water, consider Kordon Pond AmQuel Plus.

    AmQuel will not interfere with biological filtration or nitrifying bacteria and functions equally well in fresh water or saltwater. Usage will not affect pH levels and is compatible with all water conditioners, all Kordon medications, and other medications on which it has been tested. AmQuel is safe for all aquatic life including live rock and reef tank inhabitants and does not affect pH (acidity and alkalinity) or discolor the water.

    • 16 oz Treats 960 Gallons
    • 1 Gallon Treats 7,693 Gallons

    AmQuel is recommended to be used with Kordon’s NovAqua Plus.


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    As a general rule, use when using tap water in which chlorine and chloramines are present, but not nitrites, nitrates or other organics. For water that may include nitrates or nitrites, use Pond AmQuel Plus. The “Standard Dose” of Pond AmQuel is one teaspoon (5 ml) per 10 gallons of fresh or salt water, or one liquid ounce (30 ml) per 60 gallons of water, or one cup (8 liquid ounces – 20 ml) per 480 gallons of water. For other measurements estimate the amounts needed, such as 1/4 teaspoon for 2.5 gallons of water, or 3 teaspoons for 30 gallons, etc. To remove chlorine and chloramines (chlorine combined with ammonia) out of the tap from public water supplies add one Standard Dose (see definition above) to the water to break the bond between the chlorine and ammonia, and to remove all the chlorine, and ammonia that may be in public water supplies. This will remove up to 3 mg/L chloramines (as monochloramine, NH2Cl). No greater dose is needed for removing chloramines or chlorine from public water supplies. To remove toxic ammonia compounds that build up in aquariums and ponds from the excretion of body wastes by fishes, invertebrates, bacteria, and other aquatic organisms start with a Standard Dose (see definition above). This Standard Dose not only removes the chlorine and chloramines described above, but will also remove (detoxify) at the same time 1.0 mg/L (= approx. 1.0 ppm) of all ammonia compounds in fresh or salt water. Use multiple doses to remove more than 1.0 mg/L ammonia from the water. It is suggested that the ammonia concentration of the water be tested prior to the addition of Pond AmQuel to determine how much Pond AmQuel is needed. Also see Contraindications for when there may be problems in the use of Pond AmQuel). The pH of the water being treated affects the speed at which Pond AmQuel removes ammonia. The lower the pH, the slower Pond AmQuel works. At a pH of 7.0 (neutral) Pond AmQuel will remove the ammonia in less than 5 minutes. Several minutes more are needed at higher pHs. When using Pond AmQuel with tap water, add Pond AmQuel to water at the recommended dosage to remove ammonia, chlorine and chloramines. To fully condition tap water, add Pond NovAqua as well. Use Pond AmQuel or Pond AmQuel Plus and Pond NovAqua each time a water change is made.
    CONTRAINDICATIONS Pond AmQuel should not be added to water containing active, therapeutic dosages of chemical dyes such as methylene blue, acriflavine, potassium permanganate or malachite green, since Pond AmQuel will interfere with their proper performance. Combining Pond AmQuel with these dyes will not result in toxic chemical by-products. Pond AmQuel is compatible to use with all water quality test kits except for the ammonia test kit that uses Nessler reagents that read in shades of amber or yellow, and the oxygen kit that uses Winkler reagents. Residual Pond AmQuel and its reaction products are incompatible with the Nessler and Winkler-type test reagents, resulting in false, high ammonia and low oxygen concentration readings. All other types of test kits produce accurate test results, such as ammonia test kits using salicylate-type reagents. Pond AmQuel will temporarily (for approximately 12 hours) lower redox. TOXICITY Pond AmQuel is non-toxic when used as directed. Over the past twenty years thousands of species of freshwater and marine fishes, invertebrates and plants have been exposed to Pond AmQuel with no toxic effects. It does not reach toxic levels even in cases of accidental or purposeful overdosing. Pond AmQuel is non-toxic to humans and no special precautions are necessary in handling this product.
    COMPATIBILITIES Pond 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. Pond AmQuel is compatible with Pond NovAqua and Pond Fish Protector. Use caution when adding Pond AmQuel to water that has a poor buffer reserve (as indicated by problems maintaining a stable pH). Using Pond AmQuel in these conditions can cause a sudden lowering of pH. To prevent a pH drop, use either AmQuel Plus Buffers.. Pond 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 Pond AmQuel. These products reduce the coloring agents used in the Nessler reaction test kits, and apparently in a very small selection of cotton based fabrics. STABILITY Pond AmQuel is stable indefinitely when stored in a cool, dark area away from heat and direct sunlight. Pond AmQuel must be kept tightly closed when not in use.  
    Kordon was formed by biological scientists in the California Academy of Sciences and Steinhart Aquarium, San Francisco, in 1950. The Kordon Vision Statement is, “Working together, we will be the most progressive and responsive global producer of pet products.” For more than 57 years products bearing the Kordon and Oasis names have led the industry in innovation, quality and effectiveness. The Kordon and Oasis brands are steeped in a rich history of being first to market with many of today’s pet industry staples. Whether it was the first aquarium ammonia detoxifier or the first angle-capped small animal water bottle, Kordon has always looked for ways to improve the quality of life of the animals which it serves.