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Chloramine T

                          

 

Chloramine-T (n-chloro-para-toluene sulfonamide sodium salt) like most other koi medication that we use in bulk, is also used extensively for many other purposes. The uses include treating water plants, aquatic bio security, dental hygiene as well as a disinfectant for pig-, poultry-, and cattle farming, cooling towers and for veterinarian use. It is also used for disinfecting ion exchange resin.

  

 

 

 The dosage when treating a pond is very dependent on the alkalinity of the water, as well as the dissolved organic content.

 

pH

Water hardness below 80

Dosage

Water hardness above 80

Dosage

6

2.5 g per 1000 litres

5 g per 1000 litres

7

5 g per 1000 litres

7.5 g per 1000 litres

8

8 g per 1000 litres

10 g per 1000 litres


At the above dosage, the impact of Chloramine T on the nitrifying bacteria in a filter system will be negligible.
 

Chloramine T can also be used to sterilise nets, bowls, feeding troughs and water containers. The normal requirement for a sterilizing agent is speed and safety. In such an instance a dosage of 20 g per 1000 litres will be applicable.
 

When Chloramine-T is dissolved into a water body like a pond, it slowly breaks down to produce hypochlorous acid (HOCl), which in turn releases chlorine and oxygen.
 

One word of caution though, the simultaneous use of Sodium Theosulphate will instantly neutralize the Chlorine and render the treatment useless.
 

Please note

Chloramine T is not recommended as a high dosage dip for koi.

Chloramine T is safe to use in a pond with a normal therapeutic with salt content.

Aerate the water during treatment

The breakdown of Chloramine-T is speeded up in sunlight, so treatments are best carried out during the late afternoon

UV lights should be switched off during treatment

 

 

Chloramine T

Broad spectrum antibacterial treatment and an excellent choice for the control and elimination of bacterial gill disease, body fungi and bacterial infections. Effective against white spot, trichodina and costia. It is also effective against Flukes in clean water conditions
 

Dosage
 

pH

Water hardness below 80

Dosage

Water hardness above 80

Dosage

6

2.5 g per 1000 litres

5 g per 1000 litres

7

5 g per 1000 litres

7.5 g per 1000 litres

8

8 g per 1000 litres

10 g per 1000 litres


Dissolve in warm water and spread evenly through pond. Repeat treatment after 5 days

Sodium Theosulfate will neutralise Chloramine T

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 February 2012 12:48