The 2hr Aquarist APT Pure
The 2hr Aquarist APT Pure is the 360o water conditioner. Comprehensive and super-concentrated formula removes chlorine & chloramines and detoxifies heavy metals, ammonia, nitrites and nitrates.
Contains soothing Aloe Vera extract.
All round defence:
Apart from Chlorine and Chloramine, tap water can have unexpected occurrences of Heavy Metals (e.g. copper from old piping) which is lethal to livestock. Ammonia is often released within the tank when we stir up decaying matter buried in the substrate and when there is a build-up of waste matter. Sudden spikes in Ammonia and Nitrite (an oxidised form of Ammonia) can melt plants and kill livestock.
How much water should you change weekly?
It is worth the effort to change ~40% of the tank water regularly. At least monthly for a slow growing, fully planted tank with a light fish load. More frequently for tanks with higher bio loads. Regular water change helps keep algae at bay by removing organic waste that is not digested by microbial action (and not measurable by hobbyist test kits).
When performed the 2Hr Way, it significantly reduces the prime algae triggers of detritus and decaying matter. It also helps to remove algae spores.
Dose 1ml of The 2hr Aquarist APT Pure per 60L for regular waterchanges.
Dose up to 5X recommended dosage as an emergency tool to detoxify Ammonia.
STEP1: The #1 algae trigger is decomposing organic matter. Remove all decaying leaves. Stem plants require replanting after pruning a few times. Unlike terrestrial hardwoods, older aquatic stems generally deteriorate over time. Remove and discard old stems and roots.
STEP2: Instead of simply draining water, use a pipette or turkey baster to gently stir up detritus on the surface of plants and substrate. Take care not to stir up deeper levels of the substrate. Vacuum the detritus away while draining away around 40% of the tank’s water.
STEP3: Add a comprehensive 360 water conditioner directly into the tank and refill, taking care not to stir up the deeper levels of substrate. If you are keeping sensitive livestock, pre-mix the water conditioner in a separate container before adding the conditioned water into the aquarium.