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  1. #11

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    No Message - korith   Just a 'Thank you' penguin to a water treatment guy :-D. Clean water and sanitiation is a CORNERSTONE of modern civilization that people take for granted and don't think twice about & I felt that way about it before I had fish lol. Thanks to my HS Hi - 850R   because I LOL'ed at your single neon 90 gal show fish - ddavis1979   For the help on CO2 and plants - Greentoads41   Great looking tank you have! - ~firefly~   

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    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.

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    Thanks for the birthday wishes - mommy1   and gift - mommy1   Thanks for the rep - Cliff   Thanks for the rep, have a cool one on me, Cheers - Cliff   Thanks and a new fish for the tank - glarior   
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    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.

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    Thanks for the gift! I bow to your experience so i wanted to be sure that i did not give the OP wrong info. - Silbar   Tx for all the help for me and everyone else! - angelcraze2   Rocksor knows cichlids! - Brhino   Can''t give rep points, but great job on the diagnosis/treatment - Boundava   Sending you a geophagus to  tank you for your analytical powers! - discusluv   

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    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.

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    API water conditioner (liquid form) is the only product I can get here. It works well enough seeing that I don't have a choice. 1.25 ml treats 20 gallons.
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    "There is no right way to do the wrong thing." - KingFisher "Only bad things happen fast in this hobby" - Cliff Boo train boo train boo train boo train woohoo

  5. #15

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strider199
    I use Prime in the freshwater tanks and RO water in my newly set-up reef tank. Should RO water be treated? I just took it for granted that an RO system would be inert enough. Now I have another search to do.
    The jury is still out on that question. Filter sellers say a carbon block filter will remove chloramines. Loose carbon filtration modules do not. RO membranes do not block chloramines.

  6. #16

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    No Message - korith   Just a 'Thank you' penguin to a water treatment guy :-D. Clean water and sanitiation is a CORNERSTONE of modern civilization that people take for granted and don't think twice about & I felt that way about it before I had fish lol. Thanks to my HS Hi - 850R   because I LOL'ed at your single neon 90 gal show fish - ddavis1979   For the help on CO2 and plants - Greentoads41   Great looking tank you have! - ~firefly~   

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    http://www.purewateroccasional.net/wtichloramine.html

    "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.

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