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DIY water conditioner

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by Matan Golan, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. Matan Golan

    Matan Golan Junior Poster

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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.
     
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    behhl Junior Poster

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

    Matan Golan Junior Poster

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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.
     
  4. VaughnH

    VaughnH Lifetime Charter Member
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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.
     
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    SuperColey1 Guru Class Expert

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    Has the price of conditioner gone up? I use pond dechlor and it lasts forever!!!

    AC
     
  6. Dmaaaaax

    Dmaaaaax Prolific Poster

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