How to remove the chlorine from water for your pets with out chemicals!
Why is Chlorine used in tap water?
Chlorine is added to public water supplies to help kill bacteria that may be found in the water or during the travel was picked up in the plumbing that leads to your kitchen sink. There may be a little bit of controversy about it but generally it is used to clean our drinking supply.
Chlorine and animals
The amounts of chlorine used in tap water is small enough that it rarely causes harm to people or other land animals! (I have known someone that was allergic to chlorine and had to have a system to remove the chlorine from her tap water!). Though the amounts can be harmful for frogs, fish, and lobsters which absorb the chlorine through their skin or gills which sends the chemical straight to their blood streams which may lead to death.
Step by Step
- Tools you need. A container with a cover and or a air pump with airline and stone-Keep in mind how much water you will need on a daily basis when picking the size of your container
- Poke holes in lid. You want enough holes to get circulation but not large enough to collect debris in the bucket
- Fill container with tap water leaving about an inch gap to the lid
- If you have an air pump and line, plug in the line and start bubbling air-this will keep the air circulating so that it can stand for a few days longer with out getting stagnate
- Wait at least 24 hours before using. Naturally the chlorine will disappear into the air
- To test this there are chlorine kits sold at your local pet store
- Now you water is safe to use for misting, spray bottles, or water bowls for your pets
- If changing water in your fish bowl, it is safest not to change out the water 100%. Mainly due to the Ph change you do not want to shock the animal.
Keep in mind!
The tip above works well for small fish or frog tanks that we may have in our homes or work. For Koi ponds it is always recommend to test water regularly and if needed add a de-chlorinater to keep the water safe. Check with your local pet store or garden department in your local chain store