Ammonia is one of the most lethal problems in aquariums. These products help quickly neutralize toxic ammonia, changing into non-toxic ammonium.
Curels Ammonia Away Green is named for its chief component, which is green zeolite. A natural mineral, green zeolite has long been known as one of the best ammonia binders available. In addition to binding ammonia, green zeolite will also bind heavy metals, absorb odors, remove discoloration and keeps aquarium water clear. It can be used in an filter cartridge or filter bag, and comes in four sizes.
A relatively new Tetra product, AmmoniaSafe is a proprietary formula that converts toxic high ammonia (NH3) to a non-toxic form. It is packaged as a liquid suspension in an 8.45 ounce dropper bottle that will treat up to 250 gallons of aquarium water. The cost is low, and it works quickly to nuetralize ammonia.
Without a doubt, Aquarium Pharmaceuticals Ammo-Lock is the most recognized name in ammonia removal products. It quickly converts ammonia to non-toxic ammonium, while not altering the pH or oxygen levels. It can safely be used with all fish, inverts, and plants, as well as with all medications including Methylene Blue, Malachite Green, and Acriflavine. One dose of AmmoLock will detoxify 3.0 ppm of ammonia, 7.0 ppm of chlorine and 5.0 ppm of chloramine. A 16 ounce bottle will treat 946 gallons of aquarium water.
Suitable for freshwater as well as saltwater and reef aquariums, this product neutralizes ammonia, as well as chlorine and chloramine. A single dose will remove 1 mg/L (ppm) ammonia, 3 mg/L (ppm)chloramine, or 4 mg/L (ppm) chlorine. One 250 ml bottle will treat up to 500 gallons of aquarium water. Available in 500 ml and 2 liter sizes as well.
Fluval Ammonia Remover is composed of a natural ion-exchange media that will neutralize toxic ammonia as water through the filter. A 180 gram bag of this media will treat 15 gallons of water. It should be replaced at least once per month, more often in a newly set up aquarium, or one that is heavily stocked. Available in a box of three 180 gram portions, each packaged in nylon bags. Also available in loose package in a 56 ounce or 1600 gram size.
Packaged in the form of tablets that fizz when dropped into the aquarium water. The product neutralizes the harmful effects of ammonia, chlorine, and chloramine, making it suitable for newly set up aquariums, as well as established aquariums suffering from a harmful ammonia spike. One tablet will treat ten gallons of water. The tablets should not be dropped directing into the tank. Instead remove approximately a quart of water, drop in the tables and allow them to dissolve, then return the water to the main tank. Eight tables are included in each package.
AmGuard™ instantly neutralizes ammonia, while not impacting pH. 5 ml of this product will treat 50 gallons of aquarium water. It is available in both liquid and powder form. Available in 50 mL, 100 mL, 250 mL, 500 mL, 2 liter, 4 liter, and 20 liter in liquid form. In powder form it is available in 10 g, 20 g, 250 g, 1 kg, and 4 kg.
Prime is a well known and respected product the removes chlorine and chloramine, detoxifies ammonia as well as heavy metals. It is formulated with essential ions that stimulates natural slime coat production. It does not alter pH. Use 1 ml for each 10 gallons of water to be treated. Comes in 50 mL, 100 mL, 250 mL, 500 mL, 2 L, 4 L, and 20 L sizes.
Similar to Jungles Fizz Buddy tablets, this product is packaged in the form of tablets that rapidly dissolve in aquarium water. Once dissolved ammonia is converted to non-toxic ammonium. A single tablet will treat ten gallons of aquarium water. Never drop the tablet directly into the tank, instead dissolve it in a smaller quantity of water, then pour that water back into the aquairum. Comes in a two tablet and eight tablet packages.