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Re: [Killietalk] having to do with de-chlorinators
I have an issue with the "recommended dose" concept. We all have different concentration of [chlorine, chloramine, heavy metals, etc] in our water. It is my best guess that these water additives will cover the worst case scenario for water available to people. Also, any dechlorinator/dechloraminator/metal chelator/etc that does not react/bind to anything is not detrimental to aquatic life.
Take for example my tap water chloramine concentration: it is at the low end of the recommended concentration. From memory (and don't quote me on that) the difference between the low end and high end for chloramine concentration is about five fold. What do I do now? Water down the dechloramination?
Again, I think these basic additives are "one size fits most" (if not "one size fits all").
I have enough fish to throw at an experiment on the fatality of commercial dechlorinators. I am taking suggestions. I am thinking 4 products, 5 different concentrations each, 5 fish per container . . . that's 100 fish there.
wm_crash, the friendly hooligan
AKA #08840, SAA #162, HOOLIGAN #1
>I had the same experience with one of the commercial dechlorinators (Amquel?>can't be sure which one). The problem is you must use no more than the>recommended dose. Anything over that is a killer. It's probably a fine>product for a pet store or public aquarium, but I don't think it's suitable>for consumers who don't measure doses.
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