Originally Posted by Geomancer
Any water conditioner is fine, provided it says on the box that it removes chlorine AND chloramine. The brand you get is all personal preference.
Some have added affects like detoxifying ammonia which is helpful for people who have ammonia in their tap water, Prime is one of these. Using a liquid test kit will tell you if your tap water contains ammonia (or nitrite and nitrate). If you water is 0 ppm ammonia ... use whatever you have.
Caution: The detoxification of ammonia is only short term (24-48 hours) so you still need a cycled tank to process that ammonia, it is not a substitute to having a cycled aquarium.
Thank you. I tested our tap water and there is no ammonia in the water itself.
The little things I have are for tanks up to 2 gallons and it says
'Neutralizes chlorine, chloramines, and heavy metals'
So I think I'm good. I'm in the process of cycling my tank now :) I can't wait to get a fishy