The availability of running water in every home is a modern marvel made possible in part by the addition of chlorine and chloramine. These chemicals kill bacteria and other pathogens that could harm us. Unfortunately, chlorine and chloramine are also harmful to our aquatic pets and need to be removed before the water can be added to an aquarium. TankFirst is our water conditioner solution! It instantly neutralizes chlorine and chloramine, making the water safe for the aquarium.
The first thing you’ll notice about TankFirst is that it doesn’t have a bad smell. Most aquarium water conditioners use a chemical which has a rotten egg smell. TankFirst is engineered to avoid that terrible smell. This isn’t just for your benefit, fish have a sense of smell too!
TankFirst is very easy to use and available in regular and concentrate. Follow the dosage on the bottle to ensure you are using the correct amount for your tank. If you add a little bit too much, that’s fine - it doesn’t have to be a perfect dose. Remember, you only need to treat the volume of new water, not the whole tank.
When you do partial water changes, it is best to fill a clean bucket with replacement water. Make sure the water in your bucket is the same temperature as the water in your aquarium. Big swings in temperature can be very stressful for your fish and can cause health problems! Add the correct dose of TankFirst to your bucket and any other additives. Now, the water is ready to refill your tank.
TankFirst can also be used to temporarily detoxify ammonia in your aquarium. In this case, you’ll be treating the whole volume of your tank. Again, follow the dosage on the bottle. The chemical change is not permanent, so you’ll need to do water changes to remove the ammonia within about 48 hours.
At Aquatic Experts, we’re proud of the work we’ve done to make the best version of water conditioner that we can. It works great without having a terrible smell.