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Thread: Dechlorinator Cost-Effectiveness
01-23-2013, 11:53 PM #11
I'm not recommending any product over another; I was simply comparing the costs. I already pointed out that Safe must be dosed dry as there are no stabilizing agents in it. I also mentioned that it's more useful in larger tanks because of that (I dose a teaspoon at a time, so I don't need any extra small measuring spoons, although even 1/8 teaspoons aren't uncommon in typical measuring sets).
EDIT: And Strider, Cliff is correct. No dechlorinator is needed when using RO water.
01-24-2013, 12:03 AM #12
Thanks guys. That was understanding as well but all of a sudden.....Warning; Bulldog Pleco guarding my Sons tank now..
Please remember; every keystroke has a consequence.
01-24-2013, 01:44 AM #13
If your wife ever does baking, the the 1/4 teaspoon and 1/2 teaspoon should be with the whole teaspoon set. This should be sufficient for dosing Safe on tanks 55g and above.
01-24-2013, 07:06 AM #14
01-25-2013, 10:30 PM #15
0Originally Posted by Strider199
01-25-2013, 11:04 PM #16
"The often-used blanket statement that "reverse osmosis does not remove chloramines" is technically true but realistically false. While the reverse osmosis membrane itself does not remove chloramines, every respectable RO unit is equipped with two or more high quality carbon filters. Pre-filters, the filters that process the water before the membrane, receive water at a very slow rate of flow and therefore work under excellent conditions for chloramine reduction. The use of the high quality cartridges described by Mr. Bauman actually should provide superb chloramine reduction in an undersink RO unit, yet the "reverse osmosis does not remove chloramines" myth continues to be promoted by sellers of non-RO products."
I use RO/DI for my reef tank and have never added any sort of dechlorinator during water changes and my livestock (variety of corals) are perfectly fine. I should also add that I use the standard carbon blocks instead or the recommended catalytic carbon. Honestly, I don't know if anyone in the reef community bothers with dechlorinators when using RO water for mixing saltwater or for topping off, but I doubt many do.