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Use 1 capful (5 mL) for every 200 L (50 US gallons) daily or as needed to reduce ammonia.
ADVANCED: If you have an Ammonia Alert® that is reading “Alert”, then use 1 capful (5 mL) for every 400 L (100 US gallons) daily. If it reads “Alarm”, then use 1 capful for every 200 L (50 US gallons) daily. If it reads “Toxic”, then use 1 capful for every 80 L (20 US gallons) daily.
EXPERT: If using a Seachem MultiTest™ Free & Total Ammonia test kit, use 1 capful (5 mL) for every 40 L (10 US gallons) to remove 1 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 AmGuard™ 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 above 30 °C (86 °F) do not use.
When dosing Stability™, how long should I turn off my UV filter or my ozone?
A: The UV and/or ozone should be kept off for the 7 days you are dosing if you are cycling or for at least 24 hours if it is for Stability™ additions of new fish or water changes. The reason both should be turned off is because UV and ozone break down and kill bacteria.
If AmGuard™ is removing ammonia from the system, won't that starve the beneficial bacteria?
A: The bacteria should be able to find a suitable home within 24 hours.
I just finished cycling my new tank, but i made a mistake of introducing many fishes at the same time. i was wondering if i could use Stability™ to increase the bb's for the increased bioload?
A: Yes, Stability™ will prove very helpful in removing ammonia and nitrite, including nitrate, as a result of the increased bioload. If your ammonia level is not at zero, a combination of Stability™ and AmGuard is very useful and great in reducing ammonia toxicity on the bacteria blend as the bacteria consumes the ammonia, nitrite and nitrate in the aquarium
Is it possible to overdose AmGuard™?
A: AmGuard is very safe and quite difficult to overdose to the point of harming tank inhabitants, but a large enough dose can start to deplete the system of oxygen. The standard dose of 5 mL per 50 gallons of water is recommended for general ammonia control, and higher doses can be calculated to deal with elevated ammonia levels (always dose according to a known level of ammonia in the system). There are a few situations where caution should be taken with elevated doses though:
Your tank is already low in oxygen
A tank with an exceptionally high bio-load, high temperature, or poor circulation is likely quite low in oxygen, so reducing the oxygen any further may be dangerous to tank inhabitants. In this case, using a half dose of Prime or increasing the oxygen content of the tank is recommended.
You are using another product that also reduces oxygen
Most conditioners that clear away chlorine and chloramine, products that detoxify ammonia and nitrite, as well as some medications will reduce oxygen levels in the tank.
Will AmGuard affect my pH, KH, or GH?
A: No, AmGuard™ will have no impact on the pH, KH, or GH of the typical aquarium.