So, I'm sure this is something I should have learned from the start, but can someone please explain to me exactly how dechlorinator works? I'm using Prime... but I never know if I'm doing it correctly. For example, here are questions I constantly ask myself: -when I do a water change, am I supposed to add the prime to the tank before or after the new water is added? I have been doing before. Which means I'm dosing for the full amount of water that will be in the entire tank, not how much water there currently is. -when I have to do 2 water changes, back to back... am I supposed to dose for the full amount of the tank both times? Or should the second time be based on the amount of water changed only? I have been adding prime for the full amount both times. Is that too much? -after doing a water change and adding prime, is it safe to rinse things in tap water and add it to the tank? Or am I supposed to add more prime? For example, I forgot to add the carbon after the water change. 20 minutes later, I rinsed the carbon bag under tap water... and then wasn't sure if it was safe to add it to my filter. I assumed it was because the tank had prime in it. But I could be wrong. -I have high pH and I suspect I also have high chloramine in my tap water. Does this matter in regards to how much dechlorinator I use? I have always used it as instructed on the bottle. Prime says to use a double dose if I have high chloramine. But I don't do that, because I don't know for sure. It's just a guess based on things I have read about my town's water. Is there a way to check this? Does it even matter? Basically, can anyone explain how dechlorinator works so I can understand simple things like I listed above? Please dumb it down for me. As I am new to this and tend to get lost with all of the unfamiliar jargon. Thank you for your help!