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Re: [APD] Phosphates too much? any alternative answers to

It's the factdy that the form of chlorine in solution is
sol easily changed that is part of the reason why
chloramines are being used -- they are much more stable.

Of course, none of the elements disappear from the aquarium
unless they are phsyically removed. What usually happens is
that ionic or chemical bonds are changed.


--- James H <spreerider at gmail_com> wrote:

> i used to use prime but dont anymore after i took a pool
> maintenance
> course and found that the concentration of chlorine in
> our tapwater
> (bc canada) is way too low to hurt any but the most
> sensitive fish and
> that it only works to get rid of bacteria when it is
> constantly added
> to the water.
> when chlorine containing water is exposed to air and
> mixed a bit most
> of it is removed from the water, you can tell this by
> smelling your
> water as you pour it, if you get the slightest chloine
> smell then its
> come out of the water and into the air,
> my instructor informed me that in order for chlorine to
> be able to
> kill fish with a short exposure time the water would need
> enough that
> it would make us especially small childeren sick to drink
> the stuff.
> i even clean my filters with tap water now, i clean them
> than measure
> the ammonia after for the next few days and was at 0 with
> 3 large
> piranha in a 20gal that produce tonnes of ammonia the
> bacteria in the
> filter must still be alive or seed so fast that its not
> noticible.
> this could be different if your water uses chloramines or
> if you
> really do have a very high concentration of chlorine or
> even if your
> water has other chemicals in it, im just going by my
> local water and
> what i know about it.
> James
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