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DIY dechlor?

Is anyone aware of a bulk materials one could use to prepare their own DIY dechlorinator solution?

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Sodium Thiosulfate will work with chlorine but won't touch chloramine.
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I could be wrong, but can't you just leave the water out overnight to neutralize the chlorine and chloramine? If you're looking to save money, wouldn't that be the way to do it?
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I made a DIY dechlor out of a 48" python tube some filter floss, premium activated carbon, filter floss, zeolite and filter floss in that order. I filled up my tank really slow and positioned the tube vertically with zeolite on top.

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I could be wrong, but can't you just leave the water out overnight to neutralize the chlorine and chloramine? If you're looking to save money, wouldn't that be the way to do it?
Nope. Chloramine is very stable. It can last for weeks in the water.
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I could be wrong, but can't you just leave the water out overnight to neutralize the chlorine and chloramine? If you're looking to save money, wouldn't that be the way to do it?
Think of chloramine as super powered chlorine lol. Even if you strip the chlorine away there is still ammonia.


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