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Re: [Killietalk] Killietalk Digest, Vol 49, DeChlor and Old age.
I should have added that my tap water is from city owned wells and is never ordinarily exposed to the are unlike surface water supplies.
I will also have to order a chlorine test kit from Charles Harrison.
I can tell that the chlorine/chloramine level does vary especially during the Summer. I do think that the treatment levels vary a lot. Many factors from time of year, contamination incidents and at least in suburban areas like mine, how many handfuls the plant technician feel is about right. Testing could prevent many adverse outcomes.
I mentioned that I use SeaChem Prime as my preferred water treatment. I do not skimp or follow the one drop per gallon dose rate. I probably use a couple times more than that so it covers all but the most egregious chlorine compound overdoses. I think most of the brands are alright. I also use Purigen in my Heckel Discus display aquarium and Purigen is recharged with a soak in bleach. SeaChem says not to use anything containing "slime" to neutralize any residual chlorine. That Purigen soaks up a lot of crude if the change from white to dark brown is any indication.
Someone referred to my "ancient" status in a few Killietalk Digest issues back. Hey, I am only approaching 60 and still have a few years to go. I just started early, that's all. I had the largest specialty tropical fish shop in Idaho by the time I was 17, in 1969 which also happens to coincide with when I began breeding wild caught discus. I first joined AKA in 1968. My first killiefish was of all things, Rachovia splendens. Not your typical beginners Killie.
My first successful breeding of a tropical fish was when I was 11. The fish was Tilapia mossambica. Guppies came later. Still am a Discus breeder.
8/20/2007 > 1:08 PM>> ------------------------------Message: 6Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2007 21:59:31 -0400 (EDT)From: "apistomaster at excite_com" <apistomaster at excite_com>Subject: Re: [Killietalk] Killietalk Digest, Vol . 49 Oldest Killie and APITo: killietalk at aka_orgHi All,Aplocheilus lineatus has to be among the oldest non-North American Killie in aquarium history. I think it dates back to the first decade of the last century.I experienced some severe unexplained losses of many Hypancistrus plecos and discus(~$800) shortly after using API in lieu of my usual, Prime. Prime may smell of sulfer but in my area's water it seems to be the safer alternative. Summer is usually when I have the most water problems which I suspect are related to water line repairs upstream from me when chlorine compounds are added to prevent problems caused by possible contamination of water in a line being subjected to repairs. Prime has never caused any problems for me. I raise hundreds of discus annually
and while they are generally a fairly hardy fish, they have reacted very badly to the API dechlor/dechor-aminator.Larry Waybright_______________________________________________Join Excite! - http://www.excite.comThe most personalized portal on the Web!------------------------------To join the AKA see http://www.aka.org/aka/modules/content/index.php?id=9Archives are at http://fins.actwin.com/killietalk/Modify your subscription at http://www.actwin.com/mailman/listinfo.cgi/killietalkEnd of Killietalk Digest, Vol 49, Issue 48******************************************
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