Help and advice on shopping for: Aquarium Dechlorinators
Combat chlorine in your aquarium
Declorinators turn your ordinary tap water into aquarium friendly water, by removing the chloramine, chlorine and toxic heavy metals which are harmful to fish. They are ideal for use when setting up a new aquarium or during a partial water change. Our range of top quality aquarium dechlorinators includes products from top brands like NT labs, Fluval and API.
What are aquarium dechlorinators?
Dechlorinators help to ensure that your tap water is safe for your aquarium. Although ordinary tap water is perfectly safe for human consumption, aquarium water needs to be purified in order for fish to keep any tank inhabitants healthy. It contains chlorine and chloramine added to kill bacteria and other pathogens, but these are harmful to fish and can kill the filter bacteria that keep your aquarium free of pollution.
Why might I buy aquarium dechlorinators?
Water conditioners and dechlorinators neutralise a number of impurities within ordinary tap water, including chlorines and chloramines, as well as ammonia, heavy metals and copper. Tap water puts your fish at risk from poisoning and kills beneficial bacteria, so dechlorinators are a must for all fish keepers who don't have a RO unit.
What are the main types of aquarium dechlorinators?
All aquarium dechlorinators work in pretty much the same way, but some of them include additional additives designed to help improve the health of your fish. Without the use of a fish tank dechlorinator, chemicals can upset the balance of the biological bacteria in your tank and ill health for your fish. For long-term health benefits, Tetra AquaSafe offers long-term health benefits for all aquarium inhabitants. It dissolves quickly in the tank, is suitable for all freshwater and marine aquariums and is ideal for use when setting up a new aquarium or carrying out a water change. Some water conditioners also replace the slime coating and add electrolytes to the water, while boosting the alkalinity of the water and reducing the stress levels of the fish.