Methods to Remove Chloramines from Water
I stumbled on this while surfing the internet.
This website discussed removing chloramines from water using reverse osmosis units or high quality carbon filter. Fact or friction?
This is an advertisement for an RO company if that tells you anything.
I have six words for you.
RO/DI filters remove everything from water and leave only water. The problem with that is it also removes the good stuff the bacteria needs in order to stay alive and healthy. A few people here have used RO/DI water in FW systems and it killed their cycle and consequently some of their fish. When SW keepers use RO/DI water they reconstitute it with the minerals needed to keep the tank healthy. In my opinion it would be cheaper and easier to just keep buying a quality dechlorinator for a FW tank.
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I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.
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+1 to the above
As Mommy1 stated, a good quality dechlorinator that can handle chorimines is all that you need.
I use RO water in my SW tanks but when you mix the salt in you add in all the minerals that you need.
At least the company that wrote that add made referrance to catalytic granular activated carbon (CGAC) which is much more aggressive than regular carbon (GAC). Without it, the membrain will quickly become clogged and the whole RO unit useless
If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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