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water conditioner (dechlorinate!)

so i did a bit of research and came to find out the chemical in tap water conditioner that removes chlorine and chloramine is called sodium thiosulfate...

I ordered it... in following the directions that came with my purchase I have enough sodium thiosulfate to dechlorinate 500,000 gallons of tap water, cost me a mere $21 shipped!

take that prime!

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But does it neutralize ammonia for 24 hours?
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i don't have ammonia in my tap... or my tank!
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While the sodium thiosulfate can breakdown the chloramine molecule, it does nothing to prevent the subsequent ammonia from harming your fish. If your city uses chloramine, or randomly switches between the two (as mine does), you may be in trouble.

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thanks for the info
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