Need help with dechlorinating water

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You will need to test what the ammonia level is at your home tap water supply as it may differ from what it is at duanes duanes or other fish keepers homes.
hmm yes my test kits I don't believe are to accurate as it goes by colour any other more exact ways of testing?or do you reckon it doesn't need to be exact swell as this if I have a high ammonia out of the tap content what should I do??
 
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Luke tomkinson Luke tomkinson , what test kit are you using for ammonia? If you don't have one that measures in PPM, either get one or you'll just be guessing.
 
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Luke tomkinson Luke tomkinson , what test kit are you using for ammonia? If you don't have one that measures in PPM, either get one or you'll just be guessing.
dp upu have any reccomendations for any ammonia test kits and what price are they??
 

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If your aquarium bio filtration can't remove the freed ammonia from chloramine then you have more important issues than dechlorination.

Yes, just use sodium thiosulphste. Can by a 20kg bag from pool shops very cheaply. Seachem safe works but hideously priced for chemicals but accepted due to slick marketing.

Fish medications are similar.
 

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what's safe lmao
If you read the thread, Seachem Safe. Powdered dechlor

dp upu have any reccomendations for any ammonia test kits and what price are they??
Get an API master kit, somewhere 25-30 GBP on Amazon UK and can test just about everything.

If your aquarium bio filtration can't remove the freed ammonia from chloramine then you have more important issues than dechlorination.

Yes, just use sodium thiosulphste. Can by a 20kg bag from pool shops very cheaply. Seachem safe works but hideously priced for chemicals but accepted due to slick marketing.

Fish medications are similar.
While you are correct, I would also argue that the little bit of extra money is worth spending to avoid exposing your fish to sudden amounts of ammonia. It really is not that expensive and is worth the peace of mind if any sudden changes in chloramine levels pop up.
 
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If you read the thread, Seachem Safe. Powdered dechlor


Get an API master kit, somewhere 25-30 GBP on Amazon UK and can test just about everything.


While you are correct, I would also argue that the little bit of extra money is worth spending to avoid exposing your fish to sudden amounts of ammonia. It really is not that expensive and is worth the peace of mind if any sudden changes in chloramine levels pop up.
 
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Luke tomkinson

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If you read the thread, Seachem Safe. Powdered dechlor


Get an API master kit, somewhere 25-30 GBP on Amazon UK and can test just about everything.


While you are correct, I would also argue that the little bit of extra money is worth spending to avoid exposing your fish to sudden amounts of ammonia. It really is not that expensive and is worth the peace of mind if any sudden changes in chloramine levels pop up.
so what should I do I'm gonna order the test kit but I've already got the sodium thiosulphate, my filtration is extremely good but if so to remove the chloramines what does prime use, I want to know this so I can add it to my sodium solution.
 
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