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Seachem Prime


Seachem Prime is the complete and concentrated conditioner for both fresh and saltwater. Seachem 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.

Seachem Prime
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Seachem Prime

complete and highly concentrated conditioner
Price  (basis price) 
 100 ml 8.99 EUR (8.99 €/100 ml) 
 250 ml 14.39 EUR (5.76 €/100 ml) 

Price including german VAT plus shipping costs


  • Seachem Prime is the complete and concentrated conditioner for both fresh and saltwater. Seachem 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. Seachem Prime detoxifies nitrite and nitrate, allowing the biofilter to more efficiently remove them. It will also detoxify any heavy metals found in the tap water at typical concentration levels. Seachem Prime is non-acidic and will not impact pH. Prime will not overactivate skimmers. Use at start-up and whenever adding or replacing water. A single 100 mL bottle will treat 1000 US gallons of tap water. Seachem Prime will remove both chlorine and chloramines from municipal water supplies. Prime also contains a binder which renders ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate non-toxic. It is very important to understand how those two functions work together. All dechlorinators operate through a chemical process known as reduction. In this process, toxic dissolved chlorine gas (Cl2) is converted into non-toxic chloride ions (Cl-). The reduction process also breaks the bonds between chlorine and nitrogen atoms in the chloramine molecule (NH2Cl), freeing the chlorine atoms and replacing them with hydrogen (H) to create ammonia (NH3). Typically, dechlorinators stop there, leaving an aquarium full of toxic ammonia! Seachem takes the necessary next step by including an ammonia binder to detoxify the ammonia produced in the reduction process.

    Be very careful when purchasing water conditioners. If your municipality includes chloramines in the water supplies, a standard sodium thiosulfate dechlorinator is not enough. Seachem Prime promotes the natural production and restoration of the slime coat rather than relying on artificial or non-native slime compounds. A further bonus for the reef hobbyist—Prime will not overactivate protein skimmers.

    Seachem Prime:
    + complete and concentrated conditioner for both fresh and saltwater
    + removes chlorine, chloramine
    + detoxi?es ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate
    + 5X more concentrated than competing products

    Application of Seachem Prime:
    Use 1 capful (5 mL) for each 200 L of new water. For smaller volumes, please note each cap thread is approximately 1 mL. May be added to aquarium directly, but better if added to new water first. If adding directly to aquarium, base dose on aquarium volume. Sulfur odor is normal. For exceptionally high chloramine concentrations, a double dose may be used safely. To detoxify nitrite in an emergency, up to 5 times normal dose may be used. If temperature is > 30 °C (86 °F) and chlorine or ammonia levels are low, use a half dose.

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    at 16.04.2019:
    Fantastic product,the best of the market

    at 11.03.2019:
    Maybe the best product in it’s category...Highly recommended!!!

    at 09.01.2019:
    The best...

    at 24.12.2018:
    Excellent product, well concentrated and great quality. Highly recommended





  • Mário C. wrote about Seachem Prime in April 2019:
    Fantastic product,the best of the market

    DEMOS H. wrote about Seachem Prime in March 2019:
    Maybe the best product in it’s category...Highly recommended!!!

    João p. wrote about Seachem Prime in January 2019:
    The best...

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