-- Jase Roberts Lewiston, Maine on the Androscoggin River
Tom Watson wrote: > I would think that if fish had a really strong negative reaction to the > stuff that they would display it in some way, like trying to jump out of > the tank, gulping at the surface , or hanging out at the outflow of the > filter. I have used sodium thiosulfate for years and have never had any > fish display an adverse reaction. Maybe the stuff that makes you puke > tastes like a root beer float to the fish? > > When you mix sodium thiosulfate with water it remains a clear liquid. I > add a little blue food coloring to discourage kids from taking a drink. > Also, you can get a lifetime supply of the stuff for $32 from Jonah's. > > Tom > West Hyblos Creek Drainage > Washington State > ----- Original Message ----- From: "Mysteryman" <bestfish-in-alaweb.com> > To: <nanfa-l-in-nanfa.org> > Sent: Friday, August 18, 2006 5:42 AM > Subject: Re: NANFA-L-- Removing Chloramine - Sodium Thiosulfate? Source? > > >> I suppose that no discussion of "hypo" ( this stuff is also used in >> the photography world as a fixative they call hypo ) would be complete >> without mentioning the fact that this stuff is one of the most >> horrible tasting substances on earth. Try it if you don't believe me, >> but be sure to have a puke bucket handy. >> Now consider the fact that the sense of taste possessed by a fish is >> hundreds of thousands of times more accute than our own, and you can >> understand how the use of thiosulphate can be considered cruelty. >> Just a little something to think about, if you care. There are other >> products available like "Prime" and such which have no such taste, in >> case you're interested.
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