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Old 11-25-2011, 08:09 AM   #1
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Ello, wondered if someone could confirm something. Am I right in thinking if I put standard tap water into a 125 litre tank that has no fish or plants in and leave it for three days the chlorine will evaporate. Will be starting fishless cycling in a couple of days.
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Yes if you are aerating it and you are certain it is chlorine and not chloramine. Water conditioner is cheap and plentiful though so it'd be a good idea to get some.
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Why not just go ahead and invest in some Prime? It's well worth the money to have on hand.
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Ello, wondered if someone could confirm something. Am I right in thinking if I put standard tap water into a 125 litre tank that has no fish or plants in and leave it for three days the chlorine will evaporate. Will be starting fishless cycling in a couple of days.
Yes it will but as jeta said if your water contains chloramine you will need a conditioner/dechloinator. If your water supply only has chlorine then you can let your water sit to gas off before PWC but if you need to do a PWC in an emergency and don't have any water ready you still need a dechlorinator. Prime is a good one to have. It also binds heavy metals, detoxifies ammonia and provides a slime coat for the fish.
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Thanks all, off to LFS again then!!M
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