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Old 04-24-2005, 07:30 PM   #1
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How many days does it take Chlorine to die?

Heres my plan:
Replace the well water in my tank 5 gallons at a time or so, Ill do this a few times and wait a week after each time.

How I am going to do it: Set city water in a bucket so that the chlorine can die off.

My Question: How long does it take chlorine to die?


The thing Is, The LR for my tank will be here next week (I am thinking later in the week). I would like to get some of the well water out by then (I am also adding a couple snails then too)
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Clorine will disapate in about 24 to 36 hrs, however cloramine does not and is more deadly to your fish than clorine. You need to use RO / Di or use a good declorinator which kills the cloramine also.
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Old 04-24-2005, 07:54 PM   #3
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How much would that cost??? For Declorinator?
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Old 04-24-2005, 07:55 PM   #4
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Is a regular thing like Declor OK or is there special products that I have to use for Marine tanks?
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Old 04-24-2005, 08:01 PM   #5
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It costs a couple of dollars per bottle. 1 drop per gallon. A 2 oz bottle will treat 1200 gallons of water. There are many brands of different proces. I have not noticed any difference.

As for your well water - go you have limestone bedrock in your part of OK. Or are you the in the "red sandies" like the northern and western parts of Texas?

If you have a lot of red sand, you probably have a lot of iron in your water. Check the toilet - brownish - red mineral deposits mean iron in the water. Then if there is iron, you may have higher sulfur content as well.
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Old 04-24-2005, 08:26 PM   #6
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Nope not red mineral stuff, I would say limestone.

OK Then Ill go get a small bottle of stuff then and use it instead.
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Old 04-24-2005, 08:38 PM   #7
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What about Stress Coat? I am reading on the net it says it neutralizes heavy metals. Can I keep using well water and use this?

Or should I use this with city water?
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Wal-Mart sells AquaSafe. Couple bux a bottle. Gets rid of Chlorine and Chloramine plus it neutralizes heavy metals.
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Old 04-24-2005, 10:29 PM   #9
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So I can keep using well water if I use this?
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Also, is it protein skimmer safe?
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