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post #1 of 4 Old 01-20-2008, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
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Tap Water Conditioner

As I was counting drops into buckets tonight for my regular water change, I started wondering...

just what is this stuff?

I know what the label says, and what it claims to do, but there aren't any ingredients listed.

Does anyone know what goes into tap water conditioner?
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post #2 of 4 Old 01-20-2008, 07:59 PM
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Principle Ingredients: sodium hydroxymethane sulfinate, polyvinyl pyrrolidones, organic hydrocolloids, organic chelating compounds.

Says right on the bottle of my Aqua-safe bottle. Not sure what exactly some of those compounds are, but I'm sure you can research all about each one on the internet, or in books.
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post #3 of 4 Old 01-20-2008, 08:43 PM
Interesting question. My bottle of Stress Coat didn't list any ingredients, so I went online and found the MSDS sheet. It lists the ingredients as aloes extract, sodium thiosulfate, and water.

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post #4 of 4 Old 01-21-2008, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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Great idea to go for the MSDS.

My API "Tap Water Conditioner" contains:
Tetrasodium EDTA - used to bind metal ions ("detoxify heavy metals")
Sodium thiosulfate - reduces chlorine into chloride ("remove chlorine")
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