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post #11 of 12 Old 09-30-2011, 10:39 AM
For what it's worth, I use Prime and I have a country well with no chlorine or chloramine. I use it because of it's other capabilities (see below).
Aged water will readily give up chlorine, but not chloramine which is why more and more municipalities are switching to it. It would seem to me that the cost of a 55g container, pump, space, etc... outweighs the benefit when adding a conditioner seemingly resolves all issues.

Prime® is the complete and concentrated conditioner for both fresh and salt water. Prime® removes chlorine, chloramine and ammonia. Prime® converts ammonia into a safe, non-toxic form that is readily removed by the tank’s biofilter. Prime® may be used during tank cycling to alleviate ammonia/nitrite toxicity. Prime® detoxifies nitrite and nitrate, allowing the biofilter to more efficiently remove them. It will also detoxify any heavy metals found in the tap water at typical concentration levels. Prime® also promotes the production and regeneration of the natural slime coat. Prime® is non-acidic and will not impact pH. Prime® will not overactivate skimmers. Use at start-up and whenever adding or replacing water.

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post #12 of 12 Old 09-30-2011, 04:58 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks. I went to my local plumbing store and bought (well, it has to be shipped in) a restaurant quality faucet, 2 handles with a nozzle that you can hook a garden hose up to. I think I can control the temp better with two handles then with the Moen single handle. It also needs to be replaced anyway.
One of these days I may still go with the brute..
I use API tap water conditioner. So far, after at least 5 months of using it with a water python, the fish are quite happy.

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