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Chipie 09-13-2006 11:24 PM

Bio-spira and water treatments
 
Hi everyone,

I just bought some Bio-Spira and will be using it pretty soon but i am a bit worried about the water treatment i have to use to take out the chlorine.

I have some Aqua Plus from hagen and some tetra safe which came with the 20 gallon auarium i just bought. This is my very first aquarium.

Which one should i use so i don't mess up the whole cylce process of my bio-spira.

Can you help me with this ?

Thanks

Lupin 09-13-2006 11:59 PM

Hi Chipie,
You only use dechlorinator when cycling as chlorine will harm and kill the bacteria you are trying to produce via cycling.
Other products are useless and ineffective.

Chipie 09-14-2006 05:43 AM

Water treatments and bio-spira
 
Hi,
Are you saying that when i do water chages i don't have to put some decholinator in my water ? Hum......
Well anyway, that was not what i was wondering about.
I need to know if the aqua plus water treatment is ok to use with bio-spira.
Or Tetra safe for that matter.

Thanks

Amphitrite 09-14-2006 05:51 AM

Re: Water treatments and bio-spira
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Chipie
Hi,
Are you saying that when i do water chages i don't have to put some decholinator in my water ? Hum......
Well anyway, that was not what i was wondering about.
I need to know if the aqua plus water treatment is ok to use with bio-spira.
Or Tetra safe for that matter.

Thanks

Hi Chipie, and welcome to the forum. I am assuming that you are in the US as bio-spira is not available in the UK.

When you do water changes, you always have to treat the water with a water conditioner - as this takes the chlorine out of the water. Chlorine will kill the useful bacteria which has built up in the filter.

You should check with your local water authority to see if chloramines are added to the water, and if so, you will require a conditioner which removes both chlorine and chloramines. I think Tetra Aquasafe in the US does this.

If you are using the bio-spira to cycle the tank and have no fish yet, then I don't think you should be doing water changes, but I would check that if I were you as I've never used it before.

Hope that helps a little, and please don't hesitate to ask any more questions.

Katherine



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