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Old 06-12-2013, 10:36 PM   #1
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Seachem Prime vs Seachem Safe....


Some say they are identical, others say safe lacks nitrate removal/harsh metals.

I am contemplating which to buy.... safe is much cheaper in powder form, prime is liquid form.
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:39 PM   #2
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Safe is the dry version of Prime. They are the same thing. Safe is just highly concentrated because it's a powder.

If you're not going through 50-100 gallons of water a week, Safe may not be for you. If you're just mixing up 5-10gal and aren't comfortable with the risks of overdosing, stick with Prime.

I'd stick with Prime, as it's still really cheap. It's easier to use if you're just filling up a 5gal bucket every week.
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I will use prime for my small tanks for the convenience, my larger tanks will use safe :0

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can i premix seachem safe, how long will this be good for?
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Safe isn't really something you can mix with water treat with later.

You could, say, fill up a bucket with water, treat it with Safe and then keep a power head in the bucket for circulation. That'd be fine until you used it.
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I've been using the same 500ml bottle of Prime for at least a year now. It's still 3/4+ full.
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can i premix seachem safe, how long will this be good for?
As Somewhat said it's not a good idea. On the seachem website
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Q: Can I mix Seachem Safe with water and store the solution to use later on. So instead of using the dry powder, I can use it pre-dissolved.

A: Safe does not have the stabilizers, like Prime, to keep it stable in liquid form. We do not recommend mixing it and storing it for future use.
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