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Re:Chlorine remover


Is there any reason you couldn't use the proper concentration of
photographic fixer as a chlorine remover? It's been awhile since I've used
it, but I believe that sodium thiosulphate is available in a liquid as well
as a powder form, so there would be no "mixing" involved, just a matter of
diluting it to the proper strength. And I'd bet that it would be a heck of a
lot cheaper buying it this way ( as photographic "hypo") than in the more
diluted form sold to the aquarium trade. You'd just want to make sure that
there are no additional chemicals present in the fixer.

This is of course, all speculation on my part - I'm on well water, which
gives me a variety of problems, but no worries about chlorine!

Hope this is some help...

Ron Barter
Perth, Ontario

>Date: Sun, 2 May 1999 00:13:42 -0400 (EDT)
>From: ac554 at freenet_carleton.ca (David Whittaker)
>Subject: Re: Chlorine remover
>I'm seeking a replacement for Fritz Chlorine Remover which has
>apparently been discontinued. The product should contain only
>sodium thiosulfate with or without sodium carbonate. No one seems
>to carry other than the more expensive chloramine sequesters.
>Does any company sell the basic item? I'd appreciate a brief
>recommendation. I'm not keen on mixing my own.
>- --
>Dave Whittaker
>Gloucester, Ontario
>ac554 at FreeNet_Carleton.ca