Alpha is a concentrated conditioner for saltwater. It is at least 50% more active than competing water conditioners. Alpha removes chlorine, chloramine and ammonia. It converts ammonia into a safe, non-toxic form that is readily utilized by beneficial bacteria and reef inhabitants such as clams. Alpha may be used during tank cycling to alleviate ammonia/nitrite toxicity. Alpha detoxifies nitrite and nitrate, allowing the biofilter to more efficiently remove them. Alpha also promotes the production and regeneration of the natural slime coat on fish.