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How to prevent Seachem Prime from going bad

While Seachem Prime does not have an expiration date, it can go bad if you don’t store its container under the right conditions. To find out how you can prevent this water conditioner from getting spoiled, you can check out this guide from Aquarium Blueprints.

Before we begin, it is important to note that Seachem Prime has a distinct odor that may resemble a rotten egg, which may get stronger over time. This is considered to be normal as the solution contains sulfur.

If you smell some garlic, then this is also considered to be a non-issue as that odor came from the manufacturing process.

Last but not least, seeing some black specs at the bottom of the container. Once again, Seachem considers these to be normal and it should not hinder the water conditioner’s effectiveness.

1. For the first tip, make sure that you keep the container tightly closed when you aren’t dosing the solution.

By doing so, you will prevent any substance from getting into the container, which may end up spoiling the product. Of course, you will also prevent the water in the bottle from getting evaporated into the air. Not to mention that being overly exposed to oxygenation may also make the water conditioner less effective.

2. Furthermore, you should also avoid putting any other liquids in the same container as Seachem Prime. A mixture of Prime with another solution may end up making both ineffective or even toxic.

3. You do not need to put the container in the refrigerator as it should be fine at room temperature.

With that said, make sure you keep the Seachem Prime container away from direct sunlight as well as any heat sources. If the temperature gets too hot, then the bottle may end up getting damaged, which could end up spoiling the Prime solution inside of it.

4. We also recommend that you store in its original container. Other bottles or containers may not be adequate enough at keeping the water conditioner from going bad.

If you store Seachem Prime properly, then it should remain effective at removing chlorine and chloramine. Furthermore, it should also temporarily detoxify ammonia, nitrites and nitrates.