Tetra Aqua Safe

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  1. Afsal

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    hi guys

    can one use this in tap water instead of ro water .... says on the bottle that it makes tap water safe to use in aquariums
     
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    Alan Admin MASA Contributor

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    I wouldn't use it for a marine system as it wont reduce your TDS like ro does, no problem for fresh water fish.
     
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    Hi Afsal/Alan..... Is this not some combination of bacteria as well??
     
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    Alan Admin MASA Contributor

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    I think its more a dechlorinator more than anything else.
     
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    It only neutralises chlorine and some metal ions in tap water. Still leaves you with any nitrates and so on in the water.
     
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    I see this post on more than one forum at the same time. There is a lot of duplication?
     
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    Galibore Retired Moderator

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    Afsal, unless it neutralizes phosphates and nitrates I wouldn't use it.
     
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    Galibore Retired Moderator

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    For those of you who were wondering... :p


    http://www.tetra.de/tetra/go/425234...?seite=4&group_id=291&group_2_id=32&lang_id=2
     
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    Put a teaspoon of this stuff in your tank and hold onto your skimmer. Because it will go ballistic. Will more than likely overflow in minutes.
     
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    Its just the skimmer pulling it all out again.
     
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    It does not work.. I tried it & got algae bloom. RO is tops.
     
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    I would only use it in freshwater or drink it mixed with coke
     
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    OMG, can you imagine the next morning?
     
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    i have used the tetra aqua safe nh cl formula for many years before the necessity of RO was realised and cant say it worked ... i did it more as a precaution than anything else but am i not correct i saying chlorine is altered when coming onto contact with saltwater and becomes neutralised anyway???

    anyway logic says to me that even if the aquasafe did neutralise the relevant heavy metals to what extent are the now newly formed chemicals (due to the neutrelization if they are in fact that not just converted into others we know less about) harmful to a marine system?

    am i making any sence???

    in short RO is the way to go... i was stubborn to purchase a unit but am ever so happy i did.....


    take the plunge....
     
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    I know Oregon Reef was lost due to a dechlorinator being added that had past its use by date and had gone 'off'' and the tank was wiped out. I just dont see how the stuff works because surely what ever happens to the heavy netal it is still in the water you are pouring into your system. Does it not neutralise CA at all?
     
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