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Old 08-11-2011, 06:30 AM   #41
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How would there not be a build up ? Yes you do water changes but what do you put in that new " clean " water? Water conditioner .... Not sure how I feel on the subject either way , this point just popped out to me .
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Old 08-11-2011, 01:01 PM   #42
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How would there not be a build up ? Yes you do water changes but what do you put in that new " clean " water? Water conditioner .... Not sure how I feel on the subject either way , this point just popped out to me .
But then you're taking it out every time you do a water change and replacing it with the exact same amount?
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Old 08-11-2011, 01:42 PM   #43
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Something worth watching

http://www.mrsaltwatertank.com/the-t...myth-debunked/
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Old 08-11-2011, 02:26 PM   #44
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That was an interesting video, I'm sure useful for saltwater people. He wasn't rinsing the meter in between glasses, so that's why he got a reading of 1 on the RO/DI.

And about Prime being so great, I see it as a highly concentrated product that is backed by a company that is throwing out other great products. The Clarity product worked lovely for me, amoung other things. I feel more comfortable spending my money on brands that actually work than buying a lower-grade dechlorinator that comes from a brand that has caused me to almost throw stuff out of the window (I.E. filters).
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Old 08-11-2011, 02:30 PM   #45
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I'm just using the Aqueon water conditioner... I feel kinda low class with all this Prime talk.
Lol that's fine as long as u don't have chloramines... I had to switch to the ammonia neutralizer bc I have chloramines. Just bought my first bottle of prime
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The ammonia neutralizing effect of Prime is good and all, but a well established tank is going to process the ammonia before it can get to a dangerous level anyhow.

I use sodium thiosulfate to treat my water changes because its 1000x cheaper than Prime, but I do keep Prime handy to treat the shipping water for fish and when I'm out collecting.
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Old 08-12-2011, 12:30 AM   #47
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chlorine will evap out of water but alot of treatment plants are using chloramines which will NOT evap out and are deadly to fish the only way to eliminate those are through water conditioners
Cl does not evaporate. It does however get broken down by UV light. It also will dissipate over time. There are some major comparisons between chlorine and ORP.
This entire hobby is adding chemicals to a tank and hoping for the best. There is more and more chemistry going into the hobby each and every day.
Chloramines are a combination of Chlorine and Ammonia.
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Old 08-13-2011, 06:55 PM   #48
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Haha, I bought a bottle of prime today because of this.
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Haha, I bought a bottle of prime today because of this.
Lol lol. ............
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Let me put it like this, if I didn't use a water conditioner every time I do a water change, I would have no reason to change the water. I would have no fish. My water supply uses high concentrations of chlorine, more so during run off from melting snow or during heavy rains. I can smell the chlorine when I turn on the faucet.

I've used Prime for years and have never had any problems with it. Before I stop using a product I trust, I want to see facts. Period.
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