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Water conditioners

Federal

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Hi,
I am looking for an opinions for water conditioners. By members used various of products.
Will be delighted to discus Sera, Tetra, Seachem, Fluval, Tropica, Dajana...
 

Federal

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Yes, chlorine remover. What are yours expressions.
 

Sean Scapes

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I love aquarium co-op channel. Because of him I always maintain a good level of surface agitation. But with dechlorination I use seachem prime primarily because it lasts for ages.
 

tam

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Pick whichever is cheaper in your country/local shop (making sure to work it out by litres treated rather than price per bottle) - all the big brands are going to do the same job.
 

Federal

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I used to use Seachem prime, but I am not convinced 5 ml to 200 l work well. Now I use Tetra aqua safe 5 ml to 10 l water. After weekly changing of water and adding Tetra chlorine remover my guppies are getting more colored.
 

peaches

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I have used Prime for years. It used to be the most economical one. Now there are so many I'm not sure.

At one point I had some doubts. I was wondering if by locking away ammonia it caused problems with cycling. But I don't think there was evidence for this.
 

ian_m

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Of course the cheapest dechlorinator by far, and as used by fish keepers for years before modern concentrated convenient things like Prime came along, is/was sodium thiosulphate. You can get this from Ebay £6 for 1Kg !!! or you used to, years ago, get it from "ye olde" photographic shops where is was/is used as a fixer for photographic emulsions. 1Kg will dechlorinate 100,000 L of water with chlorine or about 1/2 to 1/3 that with chloramine.
 

Hanuman

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Of course the cheapest dechlorinator by far, and as used by fish keepers for years before modern concentrated convenient things like Prime came along, is/was sodium thiosulphate. You can get this from Ebay £6 for 1Kg !!! or you used to, years ago, get it from "ye olde" photographic shops where is was/is used as a fixer for photographic emulsions. 1Kg will dechlorinate 100,000 L of water with chlorine or about 1/2 to 1/3 that with chloramine.
And that's exactly what all these dechlorinators brands use and sell 1000x more in liquid form...
Found a stash under the tank which I bought 3 years ago.
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Federal

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There is not possible to remove chlorine from 200 l with too little dosage. I see the differences when I use Prime and Tetra.
Have used Prime after changing water weekly the result water is getting white. Tetra don not cause it.
 
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