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fishy me
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PostPosted: 2007.01.15(Mon)10:14    Post subject: Dechlorinator Reply with quote

I have bought some dechlorinator that removes chlorine, neutralizes chloramines, and contains aloe vera but DOES NOT remove heavy metals. Is this okay or should I get one that removes metals. I live in a hard water area if that helps.
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turk359
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PostPosted: 2007.01.15(Mon)10:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

Everyone here suggests using Seachem Prime....

I just got my first bottle....
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fishy me
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PostPosted: 2007.01.15(Mon)18:51    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do they sell heavy metal remover or should I just buy some new dechlorinator? Is it really needed?
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Angry Andy
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PostPosted: 2007.01.15(Mon)21:47    Post subject: Reply with quote

fishy me wrote:
Do they sell heavy metal remover or should I just buy some new dechlorinator? Is it really needed?

It depends on the properties of your water source.

Leading the pack in dechlorinator/tap water conditioners would be Seachem's Prime, Hagen/Nutrafin's Chlor X-Change and API's Stress Coat.
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rfosgategt
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PostPosted: 2007.01.16(Tue)0:18    Post subject: Reply with quote

turk359 wrote:
Everyone here suggests using Seachem Prime....

I just got my first bottle....


this is the best stuff on the market, and u don
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fishy me
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PostPosted: 2007.01.16(Tue)16:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess I'll get some seachem prime and use the other stuff as a back up dechlorinator. I think I read something about letting your water run for a couple minutes to get the water that been in the pipes all day out. This is supposed to get water that doesn't have as much metals in it. Does anyone know anything about this?
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Angry Andy
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PostPosted: 2007.01.16(Tue)16:57    Post subject: Reply with quote

fishy me wrote:
I think I read something about letting your water run for a couple minutes to get the water that been in the pipes all day out. This is supposed to get water that doesn't have as much metals in it. Does anyone know anything about this?

Yes, this is correct- it is good practice to run water for a few minutes.

I accomplish this (almost inadvertantly) when I'm making faucet adjustments to get the temperature that I need before I replace water during a W.C.
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