Kordon AmQuel, developed over 20 years ago, is the original product that established the state-of-the-art in water conditioning technology regarding ammonia removal.
16 oz. bottle.
- The Original AmQuel product For chlorine, chloramine, and ammonia removal
- A true one-step liquid chlorine, chloramine, and ammonia remover
- Nontoxic to fish, aquatic invertebrates, and other aquatic life
- Fast acting within five minutes, simple to use
- Effective in removing toxic pheromones from the water
- Does not remove any oxygen from the water
- Made in U.S.A.
AmQuel was the first product developed that removes toxic pheromones released by the fish in the water.
Contains 100% sodium hydroxymethanesulfonate.
The "Standard Dose" of 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 2 drops per gallon or 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. This will remove up to 3 mg/L chloramines (as monochloramine, NH2Cl). No greater dose is needed for removing most chloramines or all chlorine from public water supplies. For those water supplies with higher amounts of ammonia, use two doses to detoxify/remove all ammonia present.
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 for tap water where high amounts of chloramines are used by public water utilities the ammonia concentration of the water be tested prior to the addition of AmQuel to determine how much AmQuel is needed. It usually will be the need of a double dose. Also see Contraindications for when there may be problems in the use of AmQuel. The pH of the water being treated affects the speed at which AmQuel removes ammonia. The lower the pH, the slower AmQuel works. At a pH of 7.0 (neutral) AmQuel will remove the ammonia in less than 5 minutes. Several minutes more are needed at higher pHs.
AmQuel is harmless to plants, fish and invertebrates. This product is safe for use in aquariums and ponds and will not interfere with normal biological filtration. AmQuel is compatible with NovAqua and PolyAqua. Use caution when adding liquid AmQuel to water that has a poor buffer reserve (as indicated by problems maintaining a stable pH). Using AmQuel in these conditions can cause a sudden lowering of pH. AmQuel may affect the dyes in certain types of cotton fabrics.16 oz. bottle.