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Re: Does dechlorinator precipitate only chloride ions?
- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
- Subject: Re: Does dechlorinator precipitate only chloride ions?
- From: Paul Sears <psears at nrn1_NRCan.gc.ca>
- Date: Mon, 8 Jul 2002 08:29:58 -0400 (EDT)
- In-reply-to: <200207080748.g687m2629141 at acme_actwin.com> from "Aquatic Plants Digest" at Jul 08, 2002 03:48:02 AM
> From: "Wah" <tswah at mbox3_singnet.com.sg>
> Subject: Does dechlorinator precipitate only chloride ions?
> Firstly, thanks John Wheeler and Alex R for their help about my shrimp
> death. It seems like chloride is the culprit. Before I get the
> dechlorinator, I would like to know if it ONLY precipitates chloride ions
> and not other nutrients useful to plants.
"Dechlorinator" usually refers to material that removes chlorine
(Cl2) or chloramine (ClNH2) from water. Dechlorinators don't remove
chloride ions - they _make_ them when they get rid of the chlorine.
Paul Sears Ottawa, Canada