Discussion in 'General Planted Tank Discussions' started by Fred Dulley, 26 Aug 2008.
I use Seachem Prime, it's pricey, but my tank is teeny! So it lasts forever
I use Stress Coat. Good stuff, not too expensive.
I got my water report a while back, Severn Trent make them freely available via their website. That's how I know that our water contains quite a lot of chlorine, fluoride and copper (the copper is only a trace amount, but when combined with copper in plant ferts can reach toxic levels for inverts).
Oh really? Do you think that could be why I can't keep shrimp?
ive used it in the past but was advised/convinced to go RO. Just setting up my tanks again now so not sure whether to go RO again or just buy some dechlorinator.
I wouldn't bother with RO, just use your tap water and add some dechlorinator if you have fish in there.
I don't use anything. I used to use Tetra AquaSafe but when i was advised that it doesn't kill chloramines then i stopped all together.
Yeah I dose when I remember to add it while filling up the tank again whith a hose. Sometimes it bypasses me!
i guess its time to sell the unused RO-man as well as the PH controller then ill be able to put the proceeds towards more plants and a better substrate
I don't use any De-chlor either, but I do use an HMA filter cartridge (actual name Pentek CBR2-10, removes chlorine and heavy metals), I also use RO (but that's a discus thing ).
IMO, Modern water companies, quite often mix & match from differing areas, dependant upon season, rainfall and 'ground-works' hence the water (particuarly Chlorine & Chloramines) can vary dramaticaly (don't trust the 6month avergae web-site tests!!).
Chlorine will de-gas over-night (with an added air-stone), but chloramines will not!
Check here for which is best for you! http://www.pentekfiltration.com/cartcarb.asp
Better-safe than sorry, Cheers, Mick B 8)
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