DIY water conditioner

Matan Golan

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Hi,
Does anybody know what is in those anti-chlorine products that we buy?
Can we mix them by ourselves?
Any reliable recipe?
Matan.
 

behhl

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most of time i believe it is sodium thiosulfate for chlorine removal
but i have no formula
- google it?
 

Matan Golan

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Tried to google it.
Didn't really find full recipe. I'd also like to hear if someone has something that works.
 

VaughnH

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If I remember correctly, sodium thiosulfate only works to neutralize chlorine, not chloramine, which is being used by more and more water companies all the time. Chloramine is a mix of chlorine and ammonia, so just neutralizing the chlorine isn't enough. I'm not sure what is in Seachem's Prime.
 

Dmaaaaax

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I use Prime from Seachem. It removes chlorine and chloramine. It detoxifies ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate. It also detoxifies other heavy metals and adds a slime coat to fish. A 0.5mL treats 5 gallons. So a 250mL bottle is good for 25,000gallons. Not bad for the price....not sure why you want to play around with your fish's well being to save a few bucks. Its one less thing to think about in the back of your mind if something does go wrong with your fish. ;)
 

ccLansman

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SuperColey1;34113 said:
Has the price of conditioner gone up? I use pond dechlor and it lasts forever!!!

AC

Same, get it from home depot about 8 bucks. Bottle is double the size of the stuff from the fish stores.