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Old 11-14-2012, 12:17 AM   #1
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Default Does water de-chlorinator work instantaneously?

Just had a question. I use prime de-chlorinator. I realize that it is pretty concentrated and works well, but are you supposed to wait a bit after you put the prime in before all the chlorine and chloramines are removed? Or is it pretty quick?
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:20 AM   #2
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Its a quick reaction when the dechlor molecule hits chlorine molecule, but they still have to meet. Put a drop of food color in a bucket and see how long it takes to spread completely through. That is the time line you are talking about. I put the dechlor in first, then fill, then I give it a few minutes (go feed the fish or siphon out some water), then fill tanks with it. If I forget to put the dechlor in first, then I give it like half an hour after putting dechlor in on top.
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when i do water changes i go down the line removing the water...then i go back and fill them..if i am doing more than 40% change i will add the dechlor just before i fill the tank..that will mix the dechlor so it removes the chlorine right away...
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Nice idea with the food coloring trick. I usually put the dechlor at the bottom of the bucket then fill with water assuming the movement will mix it all together well.


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