Why Do I Need a Dechlorinator?
Chlorine is highly toxic to fish and is not tolerated at any level. Chlorine destroys gill tissue and impairs gas exchange between the tissue and dissolved oxygen in the water. Tissue damage from chlorine is irreversible. Affected fish exhibit labored breathing and eventually die due to oxygen depreivation. The lethal effects of chlorine poisoning can be observed in as little as 30 minutes, and death can occur from chlorine poisoning within 24 hours. Because chlorine is added to municipal water systems (to kill bacteria and other pathogens that cause disease in humans), chlorine poisoning commonly happens when inexperienced hobbyists top off the pond with water from garden hoses. Even at low concentrations, chlorinated water kills fish.
To fully condition water for new ponds, water additions, or before adding new animals or plants, add 1 drop (one mL) of AquaLife® DeChlorit per gallon (or one capful per 100 gallons).
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