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Water dechlorinator

11 years 6 months ago #4519 by Bearfan
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Has anyone used the big jug of it you can buy through Big Al's??  It's 64 OZ for 12.99, but it's at a fair price.

www.bigalsonline.com/

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11 years 6 months ago #3395 by wilpir
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I've been using Stress Coat & Stress Zyme with every water change...am I missing something with this Ultimate?...also been adding Kent trace elements every other water change..I only had 3 tanks before (2-125's..1-55) now I have 13 tanks (2-125,1-55,1-50,2-33,1-29,1-20,1-16,3-10,1-6)Stress stuff might be to pricey. I see Ultimate is available in 5 gal. Bladder bag..Some advise?..Thanx Wilpir :-

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11 years 6 months ago - 11 years 6 months ago #3210 by Kegger22
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I am *really* loving my new automatic system. Water goes in slow and it doesn't seem to be a problem. My five biggest tanks are now on an automatic system and that saves me about an hour a week on water changes.

I'll have to write about my new system for the Chatter.

Rick




Sounds great. Would love to hear about it. One of the things I love about this hobby is the tinkering. Being able to make a system (either air or water) work better. I greatly enjoy figuring out how things work in our fishrooms and possibly how to make them work better.

Shawn


I would love to see or hear about it also, since I still have plumbing work to do downstairs I could include it in the plumbing plans cuz i'm tired of workin like a Neanderthal
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11 years 6 months ago #3204 by dragonkeeper
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The microbubbles aren't caused by water cavitation. Cold water-- it is 35F out of my tap today-- keeps many more dissolved gases in solution when under pressure. Once released into your tank, the pressure drops and the temperature rises and they come out of solution.



My bad I misread the article on the web about cavitation.

I am *really* loving my new automatic system. Water goes in slow and it doesn't seem to be a problem. My five biggest tanks are now on an automatic system and that saves me about an hour a week on water changes.

I'll have to write about my new system for the Chatter.

Rick


Sounds great. Would love to hear about it. One of the things I love about this hobby is the tinkering. Being able to make a system (either air or water) work better. I greatly enjoy figuring out how things work in our fishrooms and possibly how to make them work better.

Shawn

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11 years 7 months ago #3174 by forumadmin
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The microbubbles aren't caused by water cavitation. Cold water-- it is 35F out of my tap today-- keeps many more dissolved gases in solution when under pressure. Once released into your tank, the pressure drops and the temperature rises and they come out of solution.

I am *really* loving my new automatic system. Water goes in slow and it doesn't seem to be a problem. My five biggest tanks are now on an automatic system and that saves me about an hour a week on water changes.

I'll have to write about my new system for the Chatter.

Rick


I'm actually not a big fan of any of the products which purport to help the slime coat, with the exception of Tetra Aquasafe. In winter, I believe these products trap microbubbles and lead to microbubble intoxication.

When shipping, I usually bag with AquaSafe and have good results. The slime coat protection can be a good thing after netting. Just make sure you let the bubbles come out of the water before adding the product, then stir well.

Rick


Thats interesting, I wouldn't think that a slime coat replacer would hold microbubbles in suspension. I will have to keep an eye out for that. I have found that if I fill my tanks with water that is slightly warmer than what is in the tanks I don't get the microbubbles caused by the water cavitating.


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11 years 7 months ago #3158 by dragonkeeper
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I'm actually not a big fan of any of the products which purport to help the slime coat, with the exception of Tetra Aquasafe. In winter, I believe these products trap microbubbles and lead to microbubble intoxication.

When shipping, I usually bag with AquaSafe and have good results. The slime coat protection can be a good thing after netting. Just make sure you let the bubbles come out of the water before adding the product, then stir well.

Rick


Thats interesting, I wouldn't think that a slime coat replacer would hold microbubbles in suspension. I will have to keep an eye out for that. I have found that if I fill my tanks with water that is slightly warmer than what is in the tanks I don't get the microbubbles caused by the water cavitating.

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11 years 7 months ago #3141 by Kegger22
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I didn't see Won Dechlor listed at Jehmco's site :-[

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11 years 7 months ago #3140 by forumadmin
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doh!  ::)

Heres the site:

www.thetropicaltank.co.uk/rev-cond.htm


That is interesting. I wish it covered the efficacy of any of the products. A while back, GCCA Member and Tetra rep Chuck Templeton did some tests by adding pure ammonia to water samples and seeing how well each dechlorinator/ammonia remover worked. I don't know if the methods demonstrated were ideal or not, but he did make the case for his own products.

I'd love to see products actually lab tested.

I keep two dechlor products in my fishroom (other than samples I get from GCCA from time to time):
  • A basic, cheap dechlorinator
  • An ammonia remover

I've used a lot of dechlor products and I think they all do the job pretty well.

For everyday water changes, I use the cheap dechlor, which is Won Dechlor ( www.jehmco.com ) . My village never adds Chloramine (few in Chicago do), so I don't need an expensive product.

I use Amquel (or similar) when I have a sudden, ammonia spike which can happen when I have a fish die or when I notice a power filter has been off for a while. It's a delay tactic until I can do a water change.

I'm actually not a big fan of any of the products which purport to help the slime coat, with the exception of Tetra Aquasafe. In winter, I believe these products trap microbubbles and lead to microbubble intoxication.

When shipping, I usually bag with AquaSafe and have good results. The slime coat protection can be a good thing after netting. Just make sure you let the bubbles come out of the water before adding the product, then stir well.

Rick

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11 years 7 months ago #3110 by dragonkeeper
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doh!  ::)

Heres the site:

www.thetropicaltank.co.uk/rev-cond.htm

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11 years 7 months ago #3109 by dragonkeeper
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Found this on another website. Has some good info.

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