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Letting the water sit for hours does NOT dechlorinate!

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Letting the water sit for hours does NOT dechlorinate!
Old 01-09-2009, 11:12 PM   #1
 
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Exclamation Letting the water sit for hours does NOT dechlorinate!

So I read in a book that many water treatment places have changed to chloramine which is a form of chlorine mixed with ammonia that DOESN'T evaporate in the air. If this is true we should definatley discontinue telling new fish hobbyist to do this unless they KNOW for SURE that their local treatment plant is using chlorine and NOT chloramine. In Saskatoon they are using chloramine, which was why the majority of my grandmother's fish died when she tried to do it the old way. Beware the chloramine
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Old 01-10-2009, 12:02 AM   #2
 
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correct that is why using a de-chlorinator prior to adding new tank water is best
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Old 01-10-2009, 12:25 AM   #3
 
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This is why dechlorinators often suggested should bind both the chlorine and chloramine, not just chlorine itself. Prime is widely suggested for this reason.
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Old 01-10-2009, 02:14 PM   #4
 
stress coat treats chloramine too.
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Old 01-10-2009, 02:31 PM   #5
 
I use dechlorinator AND let my water sit overnight.Does dechlorinator take ammonia that is already in the water out of the water?
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Old 01-10-2009, 02:42 PM   #6
 
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Here's a neat little chart comparing water conditioners.
Product review of Water Conditioners / Dechlorinators for the aquarium
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Old 01-10-2009, 07:03 PM   #7
 
jeaninel, thanks for the info on the water conditioner.,
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Old 01-11-2009, 06:15 PM   #8
 
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Yeah thats cool
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Old 01-11-2009, 06:59 PM   #9
 
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True, I had no idea. Good to know... Lol even though I've always used drops. They are so easy I don't know why anyone wouldn't use them.
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Old 01-13-2009, 12:44 AM   #10
 
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I just worried about everyone telling people they could do that to dechlorinate, especially people that are new to fish.
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