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Old 07-16-2019, 04:36 AM   #1
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Dechlorinator filter

Has anyone ever had an issue using a dechlorinator filter for water changes.

After two months of scratching my head over unexplained tank deaths in all my tanks I linked it to water changes. I'm going to test it for ammonia and chlorine today but I'm convinced it's this.

Had anyone ever had an issue with them?
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Is the filter activated carbon?

Also are you treating the tap water with aquarium dechlorinator before adding to tank?
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It's a chlorine and chloride remover filter you attach to the tap. Not sure if it's carbon based. I've just found mine is producing high levels of nitrites and a huge pH swing.
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I would think they don't remove chloramines. Only chlorine. Besides, it seems as if it's also affecting other areas of water quality.
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It says it on the site but then again it's kicking out nitrites and that wasn't a helpful warning on their site neither

Maybe I'll go back to using chemicals. Can't go through this again.
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Ya I don't see anything wrong with using dechlorinators.
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Neither do I, I'd say be mindful of how they're kept though.
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Neither do I, I'd say be mindful of how they're kept though.
What do you mean by how they're kept?
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In regards to mine it's a standalone cylinder filter which can sit vertically or horizontally (it's manufacturer says) which I never believed to be honest. It needs to be kept upright to drain after use and kept away from sunlight to prevent the growth of bacteria Imo.
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