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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 10:55 pm Post subject: sodium thiosulphate in planted tank?? Reply with quote

 hii
 
 is  sodium  thio  sulphate  is  useful  for  removing  chloring  from  planted  tank?does  its  have  any  adverse  effects  on  plants  or  we  can  use  it  carefree.most  of  the  anti  chlorine  which  are  availble  in  market  have  hypo  as  its  main  ingredient.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 25, 2008 1:50 am Post subject: Re: sodium thiosulphate in planted tank?? Reply with quote

 as  much  as  i  know  Sod.  thiosulphate  is  a  very  active  and  photo-sensitive  compound.  Sodium  thiosulfate  will  detoxify  chlorine  but  will  not  detoxify   polychlorophenols  or  chloramins  .  Sodium  thiosulfate  is  a
 substance  that  itself  is  rather  easily  oxidized  by  mere  exposing  to  light.  So  only  halides  or  such  highly  ionic  compounds  can  react  with  it.  If  your  water  has  ONLY  chlorine  then  you  can  use  Thio  but  chlroine  in  chloramine  form  is  more  harmful  to  fish  which  will  NOT  be  removed  by  it.  I  dont  know  how  harmful  chloramine  is  for  plants  but  about  fishes  i  am  sure..  so  using  commercial  dechlorinators  are  safer  in  my  opinion
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 25, 2008 11:10 am Post subject: Re: sodium thiosulphate in planted tank?? Reply with quote

                                                   
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as  much  as  i  know  Sod.  thiosulphate  is  a  very  active  and  photo-sensitive  compound.  Sodium  thiosulfate  will  detoxify  chlorine  but  will  not  detoxify  ¬†polychlorophenols  or  chloramins  .  Sodium  thiosulfate  is  a
 substance  that  itself  is  rather  easily  oxidized  by  mere  exposing  to  light.  So  only  halides  or  such  highly  ionic  compounds  can  react  with  it.  If  your  water  has  ONLY  chlorine  then  you  can  use  Thio  but  chlroine  in  chloramine  form  is  more  harmful  to  fish  which  will  NOT  be  removed  by  it.  I  dont  know  how  harmful  chloramine  is  for  plants  but  about  fishes  i  am  sure..  so  using  commercial  dechlorinators  are  safer  in  my  opinion                

 
 Thanx  for  your  input  but  i  am  least  concern  for  the  fishes.my  worries  is  with  the  plants  only.is  it  harmful  for  plants  or  not  ??
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 25, 2008 11:36 am Post subject: Re: sodium thiosulphate in planted tank?? Reply with quote

                                                   
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most  of  the  anti  chlorine  which  are  availble  in  market  have  hypo  as  its  main  ingredient.                  
You  can  use  TETRA  AquaSafe  or  OCEAN  FREE  Anti  Chlorine.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 25, 2008 12:51 pm Post subject: Re: sodium thiosulphate in planted tank?? Reply with quote

                                                   
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most  of  the  anti  chlorine  which  are  availble  in  market  have  hypo  as  its  main  ingredient.                  
You  can  use  TETRA  AquaSafe  or  OCEAN  FREE  Anti  Chlorine.                

 
 welli  am  using  ocean  free  anti  chlorine  and  this  what  has  happened  to  my  anubias.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 25, 2008 1:05 pm Post subject: Re: sodium thiosulphate in planted tank?? Reply with quote

 Another  safe  option  is  Rid-all  de-chlorinator.  I  find  it  very  useful
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welli  am  using  ocean  free  anti  chlorine  and  this  what  has  happened  to  my  anubias.                  
Are  you  sure,  this  happened  after  using  the  same?  Because  I  am  using  the  same  from  long  &  faced  no  problem  so  far.
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Another  safe  option  is  Rid-all  de-chlorinator.  I  find  it  very  useful                  
Now  a  days,  the  market  is  flooded  with  duplicate  Rid-All  medicines.  Beware!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 25, 2008 6:19 pm Post subject: Re: sodium thiosulphate in planted tank?? Reply with quote

 Abhi,
 
 If  you  are  worried  about  Fishes  ¬†or  if  the  tank  is  planted  less,  then  u  can  use  Sodiumthiosulphate  ,  otherwise  there  is  no  need  for  it  in  a  Planted  Tank  if  your  tank  is  planted  fully..
 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 25, 2008 7:18 pm Post subject: Re: sodium thiosulphate in planted tank?? Reply with quote

 @  rocky.
 
 well  i  am  sure  that  this  melting  has  started  after  the  use  of  anti  chlorine.  Sad  
 
 @  vraghu
 
 well  i  was  having  one  crowntail  in  my  tank  now  she  is  gone  so  i  will  not  use  it  again.  No Way   Wall Bang
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 this  is  what  i  am  busy  doing  from  monday.removing  dead  leaves  Sad   Wall Bang
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