Supa Chlor is probably the most sophisticated water conditioner in the world, it is the only product that is
manufactured to recognize one of the primary problems associated with town water. That is hydrated
lime, lime is used to buffer the pH of town water world wide, and is one of the least understood toxins in
Lime can be linked to a whole range of diseases, primarily fungal infections, the most
common ailment to effect ornamental fish. This toxin is removed by chelation of the Calcium molecule
which allows the hydroxide ion to become water by being attracted to hydrogen in water (Lime =Calcium
Hydroxide converts to Sodium) This conversion is done with a bound phosphate, which is then left over to
be used as plant fertilizer, this phosphate will not adversely effect aquarium water and is a benefit to
plants and fish.
EDTA is the most commonly used remover of toxic metals in normal Aquarium Water
Conditioners but is exhausted because it is only moderately effective with Lime. Because Supa Chlor has a
Calcium specific chelatant, the EDTA is more capable of removing the metals it is more efficient at
countering, Zinc, Copper ( often present in rainwater) Ferric Oxide, Aluminium, Fluoride and Iron (
present in town water and bore water).
As well as the abilities already mentioned Supa Chlor can also
remove Ammonia that can be present in town water (in the form of Chloramine) or Ammonia present in
Aquariums. It does this by encapsulating Quartinary Ammonia after removing Chlorine and then allowing
it to aerate from the aquarium, this also happens with Ammonia biologically created in aquariums.
and it is also one of the most powerful Chlorine Neutralisers available, chelating chlorine at a dose rate of
5 mls per 200 litres.
Benefit to Plants
Because Supa Chlor removes Hydrated Lime from town water by
utilizing a chelating phosphate (that will not cause algal problems), this phosphate then becomes a safe
effective plant fertiliser, or will bind with Calcium carbonate to make calcium usable for fish and plants.
EDTA in Supa Chlor can also bind with Ferric Oxide (often replaces Aluminium Sulphate in town water)
to produce Iron Chelate, again utilizable as a safe plant fertiliser.