Item code: 4001730
Canister filter media designed to fit the FilStar XP. 100% natural zeolite. Removes ammonia from freshwater. Rechargeable pouch.
Zeolite Ammonia Remover - for fresh water:
Removes deadly ammonia, the number-one killer of tropical fish
Protects against ammonia "spikes" in new aquariums
Protects against ammonia "surges" in established aquariums
Made from 100% all-natural zeolite
Zeolite Ammonia Remover is a natural ammonia-removing mineral for use in freshwater aquariums. It works well in both newly set-up aquariums to help prevent "new tank syndrome" and in established aquariums to prevent sudden "surges" in ammonia. Zeolite Ammonia Remover is fully rechargeable and works in all types of freshwater aquariums.
Ammonia in the Aquarium: Ammonia is a common and very toxic waste product in aquariums. Aquarium fish continuously release ammonia. Urine, solid waste and uneaten fish food also release ammonia as they decompose. Nitrifying bacteria in the biological filter convert toxic ammonia to nitrite (also toxic) and then to relatively harmless nitrate. This process is called the nitrogen cycle. Newly set-up aquariums do not have enough nitrifying bacteria to keep ammonia at safe levels. It can take 4 to 6 weeks for the nitrifying bacteria to become established and form an efficient biological filter. It is during these first weeks that most aquarists experience fish loss due to high ammonia levels. Elevated ammonia levels damage the gills of fish, preventing oxygen uptake. Even very low levels of ammonia can cause detrimental metabolic changes, leading to a greater susceptibility to disease. Even in established aquariums, ammonia can be a problem. Each time a new fish is added to an aquarium, the biological filter must adjust to the higher level of waste being produced. When medications and remedies are used, the biological filter is often disrupted. Under these conditions, ammonia can reach harmful levels. Zeolite Ammonia Remover is a very efficient medium for completely removing ammonia waste and greatly improving water quality for freshwater aquarium fish.