1) Do I need a dechlorinator unit
2) If so, where's a good unit to buy and should I be looking for any particular features?
Many thanks in advance
http://www.pozzani.co.uk/water-treatmen ... _info.html Is anyone using anything similar for their tanks?
Interestingly (given I have one albeit nothing from this particular company) it seems that UVs have an effect on chlorine and chloramine according to these claims
UV light can be used, but it takes a pretty strong dose. Carbon filtration is usually a more cost effective solution for the small scale.
http://www.aquariumsuperstore.co.uk/Aqu ... V-55w.html but no idea if that's strong enough.
I think I'll get a carbon canister of some some sort, just don't know which and can't help thinking there's something out there that aquarium specific that I haven't yet found
http://www.swelluk.com/koi-carp/koi-pon ... 28440.html
Evolution Aqua De-Chlorinator In-Line tap water De-Toxifier, now available from Swell UK
As all fishkeepers know, it is necessary to remove chlorine and other impurities from tap water when introducing it to a pond or aquarium.
Failure to do this can result in fish health problems and it also adversely affects the growth of beneficial bacteria in all filters.
The most common method of de-chlorination is to add chemical treatments to break down the chlorine. This method is costly and can require accurate measurement of the amount of water to be treated.
The De-Tox de-chlorinator simply connects in-line to a hose pipe with standard hose fittings (supplied). The De-Tox carbon filter removes the toxins in tap water prior to it coming into contact with your fish and filters.
◦No messy cartridge changes - just unclip and replace.
◦Highest grade activated carbon.
◦100% fish safe.
◦Extremely high toxin removal rate.
◦Simple to use - straight out of the box.
◦Extremely economical - lowest cost per gallon of water treated.
◦Clean and 'no hassle' water changes via hose.
◦Can be used on a constant trickle feed.
◦ideal for first fills.
Hi-Grade Activated Carbon Removes:
◦colour e.g. humic acids.
◦organics e.g. proteins.
A good water treatment carbon that is made to adsorb chloramines will get chlorine too. The coal based carbon for drinking water treatment is usually cheaper and better for this than cellulose based coal carbons. The cellulose stuff is what you see lots of in the hobby aquarium market, for some reason, as most types are made for air filtration versus water filtration.
Honestly, a hardware/plumbing store will likely have most everything you need. A good high grade catalytic carbon is great stuff for this purpose.
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