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How does Ammonia neutralizing crystals work?

How does Ammonia neutralizing crystals work?

How do they take out ammonia? Do they act like filters(like carbon) or is it a chemical process?


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Appears to be a combination of both. High surface area with absorption and selective binding of ammonia ions.
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A decent write-up on Zeolite: https://www.thesprucepets.com/using-...ariums-1380937

The use for aquarium is very specialized, i.e. I would peg it as an "emergency" treatment. If you are thinking of using it, it can be either a life saver or a big impidement to your tank's health. What is your specific situation?
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