Run out of declorinator

Discussion in 'Water Chemistry' started by markuk, 5 Oct 2008.

  1. markuk

    markuk Newly Registered

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    Does any one know whether it would be safe to do a water change with water straight
    from the tap.just noticed that i've run out of water conditioner,although i know you
    shouldnt as far as the fish are concerned.but would a one off time be ok..or should
    i wait until tommorow til i can get some.....thanks


    mark..
     
  2. vauxhallmark

    vauxhallmark Member

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    Ooh, don't really know. Funnily enough, I've just bought dechlorinator for the first time in 5 years today, and used it. For the last five years I've just drawn the water and let it sit indoors in an uncovered container for 24 hours or more before using it - never noticed any problems. Don't really know why I got the dechlorinator today - think I was probably bullied into it by the latest PFK!

    See if you can find anyone in your area to ask what they do - I live in London. I like to keep the water for a day to let it warm up a bit, and lose any excess gas at the same time.

    If you can get the dechlorinator tomorrow, perhaps just wait and do that. What do you normally do, put water straight from the tap in the tank? do you heat it up at all, or use a mixture of hot and cold, or just put cold in and let your aquarium heaters heat it up?

    Mark
     
  3. altaaffe

    altaaffe Member

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    Personally, I'd wait but then I have chloramine in my water so dechlor is a must.
     
  4. markuk

    markuk Newly Registered

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    Well i couldnt wait. :!: coz im using the Ei method and sunday is the water change day
    i took my chance and hey everything seems ok...fed the fish they ate so yes i think
    it was ok...will moniter them tomoz..also i used cold and hot mixture of water and changed
    the usual amount of around 70% but like i said the fish seem fine...this could probalbly save
    some money in the future instead of spending it on declorinator spend it on ferts...



    mark..
     
  5. JamesM

    JamesM Member

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    You should be fine :)
     
  6. jay

    jay Member

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    70% seems like alot to be changing without dechlorinator. Also, using water from the hot tap seems like a bad idea, because the hot takes on more copper from the pipes. I do WC straight from the tap but I add dechlorinator as I go. few drops every few seconds.
     

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