Eliminate Chlorine cheaply

20 Nov

I bought a bag of this chemical, Sodium Thiosulphate, from Angelsplus.com.
I prepared the solution according to the instructions on the bag. I fill buckets of tap water, then add the solution. I double the amount required to also break apart the Choramine that is in our water. I will use the water anytime after 24 hours.
It’s not expensive to do water changes if you use this stuff. The one-pound bag cost about 3 dollars and will treat a lot of water.

Instead of me talking about something I vaguely understand, here is the info from the website:

Sodium Thiosulfate De-chlorinating Crystals – This is the active ingredient that removes chlorine found in a large number of chorine removal products. So, if all you need is cheap chlorine removal, this is the product to use. It can be overdosed without harm. In fact, it is a very effective Redox Reducer, eliminating oxidizing free radicals from the water. Overdosing is actually a good thing. Does not remove chloramines. If you have chloramines, it will break the chlorine/ammonia bond, leaving the ammonia to be handled by your bio filter.

Simply mix 1 lb into a gallon of water to make stock solution. It’s best to use a container that light does not pass through. Then test with a chlorine test kit to see how many drops are required to remove the chlorine from a given amount of tap water. Most situations require no more than 1 drop of stock solution to remove the chlorine from a gallon of tap water. This is by far the cheapest way to remove chlorine from your tap water. Depending on your water’s chlorine concentration, 1 lb will de-chlorinate between 30,000 and 150,000 gallons of water depending on the chlorine level of your water.

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