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Re: [Killietalk] Cloromine (sic)
Markus&Heather Brown wrote:
"snip" To my:
--I prefer to avoid "Amquel" o/e when possible. It seems to kill the small
critters we call infusoria, so deprives babies of some early essential
variety in their diet
Wright, do you have a sugestion for a dechlorinator? Aside from your carbon
filter? I have been using a product called Aqua-Plus without any noticible
loss in flora in my tanks. Just curious
I avoid products that are advertised like "snake oil" and don't give
their ingredients or how they work. IDK what is in Hagan's "Aqua Plus"
but suspect it is an ultra-expensive version of plain old photographer's
hypo. That will not kill infusoria, AFAIK. It possibly will give your
fish gill damage, if you have any chloramine.
The one thing I advocate is never, ever using a product called a
dechlorinator, any more. It must be a dechlor*am*inator, to be safe
(despite Charles' protests :-)). Those work on *either* chlorine or
chloramine. You can't lose.
I like "Amquel" because it seems a bit more stable than the more
concentrated "Prime." I have also used and liked "Ammo Lock 2."
I'm in Lee's camp though, thinking that carbon filtering is cheap and
easy, and provides a more natural environment for our fish. All the
current crop of dechloraminators are based on compounds similar to
formaldehyde. Those kill small, unarmored critters, and may tend to
toughen gills and skin of bigger animals. [My understanding is that they
act as tanning agents on organics.]
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