Use in aquarium keeping.
Proper control of toxic ammonia is imperative for the health of your aquarium inhabitants. Fraction is not meant to be used continuously to control ammonia in the aquarium, or to make up for poor maintenance, but as an emergency measure to get the ammonia under control until a properly working biological filter can be established. In cases where overcrowding has occurred, Fraction will control ammonia levels until the bacterial filter can catch up. To help restore a non-functioning bacterial filter, use Continuum BacterGen•M or BacterGen•F depending on type of aquarium.
Directions and protocol.
Add 1 capful (5 ml) per 50 US gallons (200 L) of tap water to remove up to 1 ppm of ammonia, 4 ppm of choramines, or 6 ppm of chlorine. To treat tap water for new aquariums or water changes:
1) Test the ammonia level with an ammonia salicylate test kit. Add Fraction as noted above, one capful per 50 US gallons per 1 ppm ammonia tested, stir and wait for ten minutes.
2) Adjust temperature, add salt (for marine systems) following the manufacturer’s recommendations, test for proper pH and any other parameters required for the type of animals you are keeping.
3) When all parameters are within limits, add water to the aquarium.
To treat live aquarium water:
1) First measure the ammonia level in the aquarium with an ammonia salicylate test kit (do not use a test kit based on Nessler’s reagent because it will give a false positive reading).
2) Add 1 capful Fraction per 50 US gallons per 1 ppm ammonia level tested. Keep pumps running and wait 10 to 15 minutes to make sure all ammonia has reacted with the Fraction.
3) Re-test Ammonia level and repeat if necessary
Caution: Keep out of reach of children. Not for human consumption. Contains hydrosulfite salts, if ingested drink water, seek medical attention immediately. If in eyes flush with water, if irritation continues, seek medical attention.