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Re: [Killietalk] Thiosulfate de-chloroamine
I understand that they use it and why they use it. What i found
funny was that they insisted they did not add chloramine to the water
but chlorine and ammonia gives you chloramines. Most municipalities
are adding the two together to make their chloramines rather than
adding chloramines directly. So when they say they do not add
chloramines, it does not mean you do not have them in your water.
Also, some water sources, especially those from surface water, can be
high in ammonia due to runoff from farms, etc. so you can still have
chloramines. It just means that some people need to take additional
steps to be careful.
>Ammonia is used by alot of places to help with drinking water. What is
>not harmful to humans in many places is extremely harmful to our fish.
>In the Fall and Spring during heavy run offs in out area due to weather,
>our water supply has added chlorine and ammonia to help kill anything
>harmful bacteria wise to us. It really can mess up a tank of fish if
>you do large water changes with out checking your tap water first.
>Ive seen tank fulls of fish gasping after large water changes in those
>time periods and have had a few major loses before i figured out what
>was going on. Now i check my tap water in the fall and spring before
>doing large water changes.. Just to be safe!!
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