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Ozone And Chloramines


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I've noticed that Mr. Charlie hasn't seemed like his jolly old self lately. I've also noticed that after I shower, I get itchy spots all over my arms and legs. Then I saw that the water treatment for my area had changed: http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/...bling_with_joy/

While the MWRA says the new ozone treatment reduces chlorine, I come out of the shower smelling like I've bathed in Chlorox. I'm now looking at shower filters to see if that helps. I've read elsewhere the ozone treatment increases chloramines and ammonia. Even though Charlie's levels all seem fine -- ph, ammonia, nitrate, nitrite, temp, etc. -- do you think the change in water could account for his lethergy?

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I'll try. Can I get it from the LPS? He looks absolutely miserable. I just changed out 50% of his water this morning. I decided to use Prime instead of the BioSafe for dechlorinating. I thought it might be better? Anyway, I'll check his parameters in a bit once it all settles down, but I'm sure they are OK. I'm pretty religious about changing his water every week. I also added some salt. I thought that might help.

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So how's he doing?

Yes, Prime would be good. From that article your water contains on average .5ppm ammonia and 1ppm chlorine. One dose of Prime removes approximately 0.6 mg/L ammonia, 3 mg/L chloramine, or 4 mg/L chlorine. From:

http://www.seachem.com/products/product_pages/Prime.html

so it doesn't look like you should have a chlorine problem.

Did you find a chlorine test?

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