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meghan11



Join date : 2011-10-31
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PostSubject: Is there a way to dechlorinate water without buying drops?   Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:55 pm

I am setting up my first tank and everything is here but the water and fish. I was told that letting my tap water sit out for 24 hours breaks down all the chlorine. Is it safe?
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mangoman



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PostSubject: Re: Is there a way to dechlorinate water without buying drops?   Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:45 pm

If I was going that route, i'd wait 3 days before I put it in. but that's just me. I would just invest in an RO unit. You can find one used for less than $100 and only replace filters every year or two depending on how big your tank is. Produces very pure water and you don't have anything worry about. Smile
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Sam_G
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PostSubject: Re: Is there a way to dechlorinate water without buying drops?   Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:21 pm

If you let the water stand, over time the chlorine will break down. However, I agree with Eric that it's best to wait more than 24 hours to be safe.

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loganjonathan



Join date : 2012-12-18
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PostSubject: Re: Is there a way to dechlorinate water without buying drops?   Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:44 am

there are three ways you can declorinate water without buying drops
1. leave it out for a couple of days
2. buy a ro system
3. go to a glacier bay water machine and fill up there its not expensive its a $1.50 for 5 gallons
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Dgolden



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PostSubject: Re: Is there a way to dechlorinate water without buying drops?   Tue Dec 25, 2012 11:23 am

Some LFS also offer water as well
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loganjonathan



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PostSubject: Re: Is there a way to dechlorinate water without buying drops?   Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:25 am

i wouldnt buy that cause 90% of the time its not made for a reef tank and it doesnt always have the right kind of parimeters like it should its better to buy a ro system and do it yourself
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