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I set up my aquaponic system and used a liquid agent to remove the chloramine in my water. Someone had mentioned to me that, if you have edible fish you should not use this liquid agent. Is this true? I have guppies so I will not be eating my fish. I read the entire bottle, it does not say anywhere that it should not be used for edible fish. It also says "Non-toxic to humans, pets and aquatic life.

 

company is called Novalek. Product is called AmQuel

 

I feel that is okay for use on edible fish. I just wanted to get others experience. Thanks

And here is my little system I just made.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFjIVzuD9_E

 

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I'll let some one who has researched such products comment on this particular one.  I'm lucky to have nice well water so I haven't had to personally delve into this myself.  However, a note on aquarium products is that most of them are not meant or tested for use in a food system so the label many be lacking.  You should be able to find the MSDS info on the product that might give you a bit more insite.

 

Just a note on products used in aquaponics systems.  It is not just the edible fish that could add the product into our food supply but also the plants can take things up and add them into our food supply.  There are fish treatments that can be used on edible fish but there are also waiting periods before those fish can be sold as food after they have been given the treatments.  Those requirements don't take into account the plants taking up whatever is put in the water so I would advise if one must use anything like a fish medication, do it in a separate not aquaponic hospital system.

Sorry, I know that part of the answer didn't really have anything to do with Chloramine removal products so back to your regularly scheduled thread.

 

Perhaps Joh and cat can comment here because I know they have done some research into appropriate chloramine removal products.

Thanks, you gave me some points to look further into. A chloramine carbon filter would probably be the best tool for removing chloramine. Although I did not want to put down the money for that, and went with the $4.99 bottle treatment instead. What does MSDS mean?

Material Safety Data Sheet, all employers need to have them for any chemicals that are used in the business so almost any material sold should have a MSDS sheet available somewhere.  I would just start by googling the product with the MSDS in the search and see what you get.  They tend to be rather vague and generic but will give you an idea of how dangerous a substance might be.

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TCLynx said:

Material Safety Data Sheet, all employers need to have them for any chemicals that are used in the business so almost any material sold should have a MSDS sheet available somewhere.  I would just start by googling the product with the MSDS in the search and see what you get.  They tend to be rather vague and generic but will give you an idea of how dangerous a substance might be.

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