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Old 07-12-2013, 03:20 PM   #1 
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Dechlorinator

Hello, I had a question of a way to safely use dechlorinator. I have been using the method of letting it sit for a day, but is there a faster way? I heard some people who took the bad water out of their tank, put the needed amount of drops in the rest of the water, then put in tap water. Is this safe? Thanks in advance!
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Old 07-12-2013, 03:23 PM   #2 
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I've always mixed in the dechlorinator in with the new tap water before adding it to the tank
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Old 07-12-2013, 03:24 PM   #3 
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Do you know how long it takes for it to work? Some people say a few days, and some say a few seconds.
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Old 07-12-2013, 03:32 PM   #4 
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Most dechlorinators take only seconds to work. Add it to your water and you're good to go.
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Old 07-12-2013, 03:41 PM   #5 
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Most (all?) dechlorinaters instantly neutralize chlorine. I mix new water with water conditioner in a bucket before dumping it in the tank.
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Old 07-12-2013, 03:42 PM   #6 
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But can I use the method in the first post?
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Old 07-12-2013, 03:47 PM   #7 
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I fill a 1.25 gallon up with tap water. Add 2 drops of Prime, swish my hand around in the bucket and just pour it into the tank :) (empty one)
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I'm sorry, but my question still wasn't answered. :)
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Old 07-12-2013, 03:52 PM   #9 
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Your method is okay, I guess. But isn't it supposed to age for 2-3 days? There are still chloramines in the water which won't evaporate for quite a while... Why don't you just get conditioner? It's so much easier.
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Your method will remove some chlorine, but no chloramine or heavy metals. I would just buy a water conditioner like prime.
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