AmGuardâ„¢ safely, rapidly and efï¬ciently detoxifies toxic free ammonia. It is safe to use during tank cycling and is ideal for treating emergency situations. AmGuardâ„¢ is the strongest liquid ammonia binder on the market. It works within minutes to detoxify free ammonia, and it doesnâ€™t degrade for nearly 72 hours. Thatâ€™s at least twice as long as our competitorsâ€™ products. Unlike competing products, AmGuardâ„¢ converts it into a safe, non-toxic form that is readily removed by the tankâ€™s biofilter. It does not alter pH.
Ammonia can exist in two forms: free and ionized. It is only the free form that is toxic. Traditional ammonia test kits convert all ammonia to free ammonia by raising pH to 12â€“14; at this pH AmGuardâ„¢ cannot function and thus a false positive reading will result. For long term ammonia control, use Seachem StabilityÂ® and Matrixâ„¢. Use Ammonia AlertÂ® or MultiTestâ„¢ Free & Total Ammonia to directly monitor levels of free ammonia. AmGuardâ„¢ also removes chlorine and chloramines.