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Using Sodium Thiosulfate ("Hypo") De-chlorination?

 
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:22 pm Post subject: Using Sodium Thiosulfate ("Hypo") De-chlorination? Reply with quote

 Hello  everybody,
 
 (I  especially  need  help  from  those  of  you  who  keep  "monster"  sized  tanks.)
 
 Does  anyone  have  any  references  (safety,  side-effects,  dosage,  etc)  about  the  use  of  Sodium  Thiosulfate  De-chlorination  Crystals  in  aquariums?
 
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sodium_thiosulfate
 
 Till  now,  I  had  been  using  the  liquid  "De-chlorinator"  Smile  to  treat  the  water  before  I  add  it  to  my  tanks.  However,  as  the  liquid  takes  30  minutes  or  so  to  complete  it's  work,  I  have  to  first  fill  buckets  and  then  add  the  liquid  and  then  (after  30  mins)  add  the  treated  water  to  my  tanks.
 
 This  system  of  using  buckets  was  working  for  my  1  footer,  2  footer  and  3  footer  tanks,  but  is  definitely  unsustainable  for  my  6  footer  (180  gal).
 
 The  LFS  guys  at  kurla  recommended  using  this  "Hypo"  crystal  which  (they  say)  acts  instantly.  They  say  I  can  directly  add  tap  water  to  my  tank  (using  a  pipe/hose)  and  add  these  crystals  (with  the  fish  still  in  it).
 
 Can  any  of  the  experts  confirm  this?  (and  what  is  the  precise  dosage  of  these  "Hypo"  crystals  (ie.  number  of  crystals  per  liter  or  gallon)?
 
 Thank  you,
 Sid
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:31 pm Post subject: Re: Using Sodium Thiosulfate ("Hypo") De-chlorinat Reply with quote

 Hi  Sidrock,
 
 Here  is  a  link  from  our  own  IAH  written  by  our  own  Trevor  based  on  his  hand's  on  experience.  Hope  it  is  helpful  more  than  any  external  sites  Smile  
 http://indianaquariumhobbyist.com/community/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=10830&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=285
 
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:45 pm Post subject: Re: Using Sodium Thiosulfate ("Hypo") De-chlorinat Reply with quote

                                                   
Sidrock  wrote  (View  Post):                
Till  now,  I  had  been  using  the  liquid  "De-chlorinator"  Smile  to  treat  the  water  before  I  add  it  to  my  tanks.  However,  as  the  liquid  takes  30  minutes  or  so  to  complete  it's  work,  I  have  to  first  fill  buckets  and  then  add  the  liquid  and  then  (after  30  mins)  add  the  treated  water  to  my  tanks                

 Hi  Sid,
 
 The  bottled  solution  you  were  using  so  far  was  nothing  but  liquid  form  of  sodium  thiosulfate.
 Go  for  Hypo  Crystals  without  any  fear,  absolutely  safe  for  fishes.  Pretty  common  with  discus  keepers/breeders  who  perform  daily  water-changes.
 Dosage:  1  crystal  per  10Gal,  will  cloud  water  for  sometime  though  great  thing  for  neutralizing  chlorine  instantly.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 12:44 am Post subject: Re: Using Sodium Thiosulfate ("Hypo") De-chlorinat Reply with quote

 Thank  you  Yogesh  and  Nayak!
 
 You  just  saved  me  a  ton  of  money  on  "De-chlorinators"!
 
 Cheers,
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 12:45 am Post subject: Re: Using Sodium Thiosulfate ("Hypo") De-chlorinat Reply with quote

 You  dont  really  need  to  wait  for  half  an  hour  for  the  'local'  dechlorinators  to  work.  They  are  sodium  thiosulphate  only.  A  couple  of  minutes  is  enough
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:55 pm Post subject: Re: Using Sodium Thiosulfate ("Hypo") De-chlorinat Reply with quote

 I  am  new  to  using  hypo  so  want  to  know  will  a  overdose  of  hypo  kill  my  fishes.  I  have  a  60  gal  (three  and  a  half  feet)  in  which  i  will  have  to  use  6  crystals  and  a  32  gal  (two  feet)  in  which  i  have  to  use  3  crystal.  Is  that  how  i  am  supposed  to  use  them.  I  don't  want  to  nuke  the  tanks  and  have  fatalities  ???
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:17 am Post subject: Re: Using Sodium Thiosulfate ("Hypo") De-chlorinat Reply with quote

                                                   
Mortis  wrote  (View  Post):                
You  dont  really  need  to  wait  for  half  an  hour  for  the  'local'  dechlorinators  to  work.  They  are  sodium  thiosulphate  only.  A  couple  of  minutes  is  enough                

 
 yes  Sid  absolutely
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:15 pm Post subject: Re: Using Sodium Thiosulfate ("Hypo") De-chlorinat Reply with quote

 can  anyone  provide  me  a  contact  where  i   can  get  hypo  in  Mumbai  for  cheap.  I  have  got  my  stock  for  now  but  i  think  i  overpaid  for  it.
 
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