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Old 02-05-2013, 03:25 PM   #1
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anyone using Seachem's AquaVitro line?


I've just started reading about Seachem's AquaVitro line on APC - I've only read two questions so far, I have to get ready for work so it will wait until later. In the meantime I was wondering if anyone here has started using any of the AquaVitro line? I'm considering trying Premier in place of Prime. Here's a quote from Seachem;

Premier was developed specifically for use in planted tanks; it is different from Prime in that it does not bind to ammonium produced after the breakdown of chloramines; this allows the plants to immediately grab the ammonium source and utilize it. Premier also contains a source of potassium that the plants can utilize.


Well, gotta get ready for work. I hope anyone trying these new products will chime in!

Any opinions? http://www.aquavitro.com/products/premier.html
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:57 PM   #2
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I recently started using Propel and Envy in place of Flourish, Flourish Traces and Flourish Iron. About all I can report is that Envy smells nice!
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:07 PM   #3
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I wondering this as well. Since I just recently went into one of my LFS and seen that they were offering this line of products.
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:51 PM   #4
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I started using Propel (Fe) about a month ago, and recently picked up Activate (P) in hopes that low phosphorus might be a factor in (pretty minor) BBA growth in my tank.

Along with a slight extra bit of Excel, I have seen a less growth/small reduction in BBA. Although I'm too inexperienced and not far enough into dosing regularly to say that the Activate is a factor in the limited growth of BBA.

In all honesty I would say I have far too many other things to tinker with to say whether the AquaVitro products are worth it/helping. lol...sorry. Just thought I'd put a lil something up, since I am using it.

One thing I will say is if you have multiple LFS that might be selling the AQ line, check them all out to see what their prices are. I have seen them going for $10 and I've seen some places selling them for $15+. Also, if measuring with caps, they are something of a pain in the ... to use. Luckily the Activate came with a small pipette, which is quite useful.

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Old 02-06-2013, 03:02 AM   #5
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I think I may try the Premier when I run out of Prime - which will probably be sooner than my lfs can order Premier - lol
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:45 AM   #6
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Im also curious
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:31 PM   #7
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any updates on this stuff?
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I was at my lfs yesterday and ordered two bottles of the Premier. They had a new girl working there and she said "I have to order two bottles to get it in" she must have thought I had to buy both bottles, which I don't (this store orders for me a lot) buy I went ahead & told her I'd take both. They will be in on Thursday.

Since the order won't be placed by the store until Wednesday, I will be cancelling it, because today I read this on the Seachem site;
premier™ is a concentrated solution of potassium thiosulfate which removes both chlorine and chloramines. Although a thiosulfate-based conditioner is not recommended for saltwater aquaria because of the ammonia produced when it reacts with chloramines, it is perfect for the planted aquarium. The ammonia produced from chloramine by premier™ is predominantly in the ammonium form, and is thus rapidly scavenged by plants*. It also serves as a minor source of potassium.


Since my tanks are heavily stocked I don't need any added ammonium or ammonia. Notice it says "predominanlty" in the ammonium form. I don't need to add more ammonia! lol

I need to email Seachem & get a better idea of whether this is a useful product for me before I buy any...
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what i understand about the premier is that it is a better version of Prime, and therefore should not be creating/causing the fish killing version of ammonia....
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But better why? I'm wondering if it is better for planted tanks with low populations of fish - as it seems many planted tanks are - therefore the added ammonium would be a great benefit. If that's the only difference in the products, I can use regular Prime. That's what I want to ask Seachem...I'll post anything I find out.
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Isnt there a difference in ammonia and ammonium, in terms of toxicity to fish?


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Old 02-16-2013, 01:31 AM   #12
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Funny this thread popped up I was just having this argument on another thread about these new Seachem products. I like that Seachem is breaking the standard mold for plant fertilizers. If they work I say all the better.
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Old 02-16-2013, 01:34 AM   #13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CatoeSc View Post
Picked up a bottle of Sechem Aquavitro Envy. 7mL 3x/ week. Hoping this is a good "all around" fert.

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Here is the pictures of the bottle for Envy from the other thread where we were discussing Aquavitro
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Old 02-16-2013, 01:44 AM   #14
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can you link to the other thread? i would like to get read up on it
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Old 02-16-2013, 01:48 AM   #15
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http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...266&highlight=



http://api.viglink.com/api/click?for...13609829339094


The second link is a conversation from a Seachem rep
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