Get Your MonsterFishKeepers Cap

Welcome to MonsterFishKeepers.com

The members of this forum have come together to share our knowledge and experiences of fish keeping. We want to answer your questions, offer advice and fill the galleries with pictures of the fish we have all grown to love.

We are a unique community of Fish Keepers who seriously take our hobby to extremes and the NEXT level. The majority of our fish collections include RARE & EXOTIC Species of all sizes, BIG FISH with BIG APPETITES and BIG TANKS. It's not easy for most people or other "regular" fish keepers to understand why we maintain this type of collection and spare no expense on this fascinating hobby.

Hopefully, through this site and discussion forums we can encourage the next generation of Monster Fish Keepers to have the same passion and love we have for the hobby and our Monster Fish .

As one of the founding members, I personally invite you to register and join us today. Currently you are viewing this site as our guest which only gives you limited access to view most discussions, articles and photo galleries.

Registration is FREE and very easy! When you register, you'll have instant access to....

  • • Post and participate in discussions about your passion for fish keeping
  • • Have your own Photo Gallery and the ability to upload your images
  • • View and comment on the gallery
  • • Participate in MFK contests, promotions, and discounts
  • • Use of private messaging to communicate with other community members


  • We're constantly striving to improve our community to help make your Monster Fish Keeping hobby fulfilling and interesting. Comments are welcome.


    WE ARE MONSTER FISH KEEPERS!

    -MFK STAFF



    Water dechlorinator

    Discussion in 'General Aquaria Discussion' started by Lars6, May 15, 2018.

    Tags:
    1. Lars6

      Lars6 MFK Members

      Real Name:
      Lars Anthonsen
      Joined:
      Apr 18, 2018
      Messages:
      29
      Likes Received:
      2
      Trophy Points:
      3
      Gender:
      Male
      Last Seen:
      Friday at 12:03 AM
      So I recently hooked myself up with some sodium thiosulfate after seeing the king of DIY’s video. I was looking for an alternative to spending unneccessary amounts of money on water conditioner. Does anybody have any experience with sodium thiosulfate? If so, what do you think of it and would you reccomend it?
       
    2. tlindsey

      tlindsey MFK Members

      Real Name:
      Thomas Lindsey Sr.
      Joined:
      Aug 6, 2011
      Messages:
      9,352
      Likes Received:
      5,442
      Trophy Points:
      393
      Gender:
      Male
      Location:
      ohio
      Last Seen:
      Today at 8:15 AM

      @duanes@duanes
       
    3. Cardeater

      Cardeater MFK Members

      Real Name:
      Joined:
      Apr 14, 2018
      Messages:
      25
      Likes Received:
      4
      Trophy Points:
      3
      Last Seen:
      Today at 4:51 AM
    4. Lars6

      Lars6 MFK Members

      Real Name:
      Lars Anthonsen
      Joined:
      Apr 18, 2018
      Messages:
      29
      Likes Received:
      2
      Trophy Points:
      3
      Gender:
      Male
      Last Seen:
      Friday at 12:03 AM
      It says that the solution has a shelf life of 6 months. Does that mean that in 6 months, my gallon of solution will be inaffective?
       
    5. Davidiator

      Davidiator MFK Members

      Real Name:
      David
      Joined:
      Sep 17, 2017
      Messages:
      708
      Likes Received:
      255
      Trophy Points:
      72
      Gender:
      Male
      Location:
      At home
      Last Seen:
      50 minutes ago
      Yes
       
      tlindsey likes this.
    6. Hendre

      Hendre MFK Members

      Real Name:
      Hendre
      Joined:
      Jan 14, 2016
      Messages:
      6,952
      Likes Received:
      5,239
      Trophy Points:
      173
      Gender:
      Male
      Location:
      South Africa
      Last Seen:
      Today at 8:49 AM
      It works well for me. Haven't had any deaths during water changes while using it :)
       
      tlindsey likes this.
    7. duanes

      duanes MFK Members

      Real Name:
      Duane
      Joined:
      Jun 7, 2007
      Messages:
      11,332
      Likes Received:
      5,178
      Trophy Points:
      2,850
      Gender:
      Male
      Location:
      Isla Taboga Panama via Milwaukee
      Last Seen:
      Yesterday at 5:41 PM
      I have used Sodium Thiosulfate as my only dechlorination detoxificant for over 30 years. (Calcium Thiosulfate also works, but is more expensive)

      I usually buy the 5 gallon bucket of dry salts from a company like Fischer Scientific, and mix my own (a liter at a time), the dry salts last for years. Because I was a chemist/microbiologist at a water company I had experience buying from those type companies, as opposed to needing to use more expensive Pet Store versions.
      6 months is probably the amount of time the liquid version is 100% effective, and may incrementally lose potency very gradually after that.
      Some might say straight Sodium Thiosulfate is not as effective as a product like Prime, because the commercial products also add an ammonia detoxifying agent.
      I always figured my bio-filter was sufficiently capable of handling the ammonia in the chloramine in my tap.
      In a new tank or set up, with a wimpy bio-media population a commercial product may be needed.
       
      kno4te, Backfromthedead and tlindsey like this.
    8. Rocksor

      Rocksor MFK Members

      Real Name:
      Joined:
      Nov 28, 2011
      Messages:
      1,477
      Likes Received:
      518
      Trophy Points:
      120
      Location:
      San Diego
      Last Seen:
      Friday at 8:58 AM
      how much sodium thiosulfate per gallon of water is required to treat for 4ppm of chloramine?
       
    9. RD.

      RD. Crazy Canuck

      Real Name:
      Billy Jack
      Joined:
      May 9, 2007
      Messages:
      8,415
      Likes Received:
      2,401
      Trophy Points:
      2,723
      Gender:
      Male
      Location:
      Kanada
      Last Seen:
      Yesterday at 10:58 PM
      I would agree up to a certain point, but when one considers that some folks, myself included, perform large 80-90% water changes, and have tap water treated with chloramine (not chlorine), a high pH value (which makes free ammonia more toxic), and no plants for uptake, I have always considered an ammonia neutralizing agent to be a very good idea. A bucket of Seachem Safe will last most hobbyists several years, or longer.
       
      Hendre likes this.
    10. duanes

      duanes MFK Members

      Real Name:
      Duane
      Joined:
      Jun 7, 2007
      Messages:
      11,332
      Likes Received:
      5,178
      Trophy Points:
      2,850
      Gender:
      Male
      Location:
      Isla Taboga Panama via Milwaukee
      Last Seen:
      Yesterday at 5:41 PM
      I usually mixed about 1 tsp dry sodium thiosulfate per liter of DI water (tap will do, but I always keep DI around to rinse test tubes), after mixed, a little bloop (a Tbsp or 2) per water change.
      You can see how a 5 gallon bucket of dry sodium thiosulfate could last for years.
       
      tlindsey likes this.

    Share This Page

    zoomed.com
    hikariusa.com
    aqaimports.com
    Store