Water declorinators

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24 Jul 2017 20:33 #1 by robert (robert carter)
Hi , was looking to get a more economical water declorinator for both my aquariums and koi pond , presently use jbl boitop in the tanks and ptime in the pond . Have been looking around and have seen a product which comes in a crystal form one of the brand names its sold under is SAFE . I says that 150 grams of these crystals will declorinate and de cloramine 30000 litres of water , the cost of 150 grams is 9.90 GBP plus 4.50 postage . Does anyone know anything about this product ? . Robert

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25 Jul 2017 07:57 #2 by paulv (paul vickers)
Ask google, put in a question, is ( product name) safe for aquarium fish. See what comes up.

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25 Jul 2017 12:08 #3 by robert (robert carter)
This was advertised on a online aquarium site , but just wondering if anyone has used it , it seems incredable cheap

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26 Jul 2017 09:49 #4 by paulv (paul vickers)
It's certainly very cheap. I've being using prime for years. The bottle cost about 20€ but in fairness it lasts a year. If it's being sold on an aquarium site it has to be safe. Give it a try.

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27 Jul 2017 08:50 #5 by Aldrin (Aldrin Martin)
King of diy had made his own de chlorinator, it was in crystal form, I think the product u are talking about is similar to the one he made

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05 Aug 2017 21:21 #6 by robert (robert carter)
Well this arrived on friday , did my pond water change today 3 gramms of the crystals used so reckon i will get 50 water changes for under 15 euro , i think for the moment i will just use it on the pond and see how it goes

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05 Aug 2017 21:32 #7 by Aldrin (Aldrin Martin)
Can u give me the link to where you got it? I am looking for something for my pond, I was going to go with Jbl but since u discovered this I would like to go this route

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06 Aug 2017 17:23 #8 by robert (robert carter)
Hi Aldrin, it was purchased through ebay , company was Aquamatrix , product number is 272417484579 . Cost i brought 2x 75 grams plus postage total cost 15.28 sterling about 20 euro , this will do 60,000 litres of water . A bottle of Prime treats 20,000 litres and cost 30 euro, so it would cost 90 euro to use prime . Quiet a good saving, my understanding is that prime is the same stuff just in a liquid form . I spoke to Aquamatrix, they sudjest to weight out the correct amount of crystal and mix them in a jug or bucket with luke warm water and then add to the pond when topping up . They also said it would be very hard to overdose , which is similar to prime . Hope this helps .

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06 Aug 2017 23:54 #9 by Aldrin (Aldrin Martin)
Ok, i think I would only need 1 as my pond is only 500l

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07 Aug 2017 06:48 #10 by robert (robert carter)
If you buy two you only pay postage for one , so itworks out a better deal

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07 Aug 2017 09:52 #11 by damofoxo (Damien Fox)
I use prime all the time but that stuff looks to be better value for ponds and larger tanks.

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07 Aug 2017 20:32 #12 by Aldrin (Aldrin Martin)
does it remove chloramine aswell? its not that difficult to get rid of chlorine but chloramine is the difficult, chlorine usually gasses off after 2 days

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09 Aug 2017 20:03 #13 by robert (robert carter)
Hi , yes it does

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