# How quickly does seachem Prime work?

## How quickly does seachem Prime work?

Prime® removes chlorine and chloramine almost instantly upon being added to water, and will immediately detoxify ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate.

### Can you use too much seachem prime?

Prime® is very safe and quite difficult to overdose to the point of harming tank inhabitants, but a large enough overdose can start to deplete the system of oxygen. This effect is temporary, typically lasting an hour at most, but in case of extreme overdose can be significant enough to harm fish.

**Is seachem prime the best water conditioner?**

Seachem Prime Not only is it a good water conditioner to use for ordinary water changes, but it’s also a good thing to have on hand in case of emergencies. You can use Prime if you have a sudden spike in ammonia, nitrite or nitrate.

**How do you use seachem prime water conditioner?**

USE: Use 1 capful (5 mL) of Seachem Prime for each 200 L (50 US gallons) of new or replacement water. For best results, add Seachem Prime to new water first. For exceptionally high chloramine concentrations, a double dose may be used safely. For smaller volumes, use 2 drops per gallon.

## How often should I use Seachem prime?

How often can I dose Prime®? A: Prime® can be dosed every 24-48 hours.

### Should I use Seachem Prime every day?

That means it is typically fine to dose Prime® every day, or even two times per day in most systems. Prime® breaks down completely after 48 hours, so there is no risk of a buildup of this product in the aquarium system over time.

**How often should you use seachem prime?**

every 24-48 hours

How often can I dose Prime®? A: Prime® can be dosed every 24-48 hours.

**Can you use Seachem Prime everyday?**

FAQ: How often can I dose Seachem Prime®? Prime® will bind ammonia into a non toxic form for 48 hours and allows for the removal via your tank’s bio-filter (beneficial bacteria). If ammonia still persists after 48 hours, you can re-dose every 48 hours as necessary until ammonia levels reach 0 ppm.

## Can I use Seachem Prime everyday?

A: Prime® can be dosed every 24-48 hours. If Prime® is removing ammonia from the system, won’t that starve the beneficial bacteria? A: Prime® does not remove ammonia, nitrite, or nitrate from the system. A: If your ammonia or nitrite levels are above 2 ppm, you can safely use up to 5 x the recommended amount.

### Is seachem safe better than prime?

In general, Seachem Prime is better for dosing smaller fish tanks as you can get an accurate amount with the 50 mL bottle per gallon. For Seachem Safe, one scoop from the 50 g container will treat 50 gallons. So, if you have a smaller tank, you have to have to carefully divide the dosage amount from the included scoop.

**Does seachem prime make tap water safe?**

Prime® removes or detoxifies the most harmful chemicals present in tap water: chlorine, chloramine, ammonia, nitrite, and heavy metals. Prime® does not alter any of these water parameters.

**How often can I use Seachem prime?**

## What does Seachem prime water conditioner do for fresh water?

Prime is the complete and concentrated conditioner for both fresh and saltwater. Prime removes chlorine, chloramine and detoxifies ammonia. Prime converts ammonia into a safe, non-toxic form that is readily removed by the tank’s biofilter. Prime may be used during tank cycling to alleviate ammonia/nitrite toxicity.

### How many gallons of water does Seachem Prime treat?

When transporting or quarantining fish, use Seachem StressGuard. When adding new fish, use Stability. Both are ideal for use with Prime. A single 100 mL bottle will treat 1000 US gallons of tap water. Prime will remove both chloramines from municipal water supplies.

**How big of a cap do I need for Seachem Prime?**

When adding new fish, use Stability®. Both are ideal for use with Prime®. Use 1 capful (5 mL) for each 200 L (50 US gallons) of new water. For smaller volumes, please note each cap thread is approximately 1 mL.

**Is there an ammonia binder in Seachem Prime?**

Seachem takes the necessary next step by including an ammonia binder. To detoxify the ammonia produced in the reduction process. Prime is the complete and concentrated conditioner for both fresh and saltwater. Prime removes chlorine, chloramine and detoxifies ammonia.