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Prime (Dechlorinator / Heavy Metal Neutralizer) + CSM+B/Fe Traces?

Discussion in 'Aquatic Plant Fertilization' started by Doc7, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. Doc7

    Doc7 Member

    Apr 19, 2011
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    Does dechlorinator such as a Prime, which contains products for detoxifying (presumably by binding up in a chelator) heavy metals interfere with CSM+B?

    I know the effects don't last forever (ie, almost all of us combine these without issues) but wondering if it's bad to top-off with Prime'd water the same day as I add trace elements to tank, or if I should alternate days.

  2. Biollante

    Biollante Lifetime Charter Member
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    Jun 21, 2009
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    No Mostly... Hard Not to be the Ol' Gasbag


    The short answer is no, kinda, well not.:encouragement:

    Used in normal (label) dosing Seachem Prime[SUP]1[/SUP] or any of the other major dechlorinators do not appear to have much effect on micro or macronutrients.

    That is my basic answer, so as not to offend, if you want the ol’ gasbag version…

    [SUP]1[/SUP]I have not used Prime in a long time and Seachem is very secretive about the formulation, I am assuming it is some variation on Sodium hydroxymethanesulfonate, enough of a variation so as not to infringe Amquel’s patent.


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