Sodium thiosulphat

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29 Jul 2016 21:45 #1 by nomad (pat murphy)
Just came across this ad and wondering has anyone heard of or any experience or imput in using this product...... www.adverts.ie/fish-tanks/sodium-thiosul...nation-500g/11012111

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29 Jul 2016 21:56 #2 by robert (robert carter)
Just had a look at google and cant find anything about it being used as a water declorinator, it does produce sulpher as part of its cycle when added to water, it also states that pregnant or breast feeding women shouldnt use it . I would myself be very weary of using something unknown like this ,

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29 Jul 2016 22:11 #3 by wildlifebiology93 (Sean O'Sullivan)
From what I remember from my chemistry labs is that Sodium thiosulfate will neutralize the chlorine in your water.
If your water contains chloramine it will only remove the chlorine part of chloramine.
This triggers a reaction that causes a release of ammonia .
This is causing you another problem in your water and you will have to treat for ammonia removal When using Sodium thiosulfate as a dechlorinator.

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29 Jul 2016 22:33 #4 by nomad (pat murphy)
Thanks for replies,think I will stick to my tetra aquasafe..

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30 Jul 2016 01:29 #5 by igmillichip (ian millichip)
Hypo (for us who also have done photographic developing used as a fixer)

It is a very common dechlorinator used in a number of common commercial aquatic dechlorinators: so its use is well known and well supported.

It does a good job of "dechlorinating" chlorine..............but a poor job of dealing with chloramines.

Get the stuff off the shelf in your LFS.
I would not even recommend people buying raw Sodium Hydroxymethane Sulfinate when you can get that in Tetra AquaSafe (OK............so AquaSafe is not cheap: but it is the very best of what is available)

ian

Irish Tropical Fish Society (ITFS) Member.

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