bromine/chlorine tablets in toilet?

I use bromine tablets in my hot tub all the time. Then I use chlorine pucks (Lysol?) that seem to be very similar, and put these in the water resivoir of my toilet. Today, when I was refilling my hot tub, I suddenly came to the realization that perhaps the bromine tablets and the Lysol tablets I put in the toilet are probably very similar. Yet, the bromine/chlorine tablets for the hot tub are probably something like 1/8th the cost of the lysol ones. Any reason why I can't use ordinary bromine/chlorine tablets designed for pools/tubs in my toliet??
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The question I have to ask is, why any tablet at all in the toilet? I have owned houses with flush toilets for 50 years and have never put anything in the tank except the water that comes in by the fill pipe. It seems to me that people think any gimmick that merchandisers come up with to separate you from your money becomes a "must have" item. Your toilet will keep working trouble free much longer if you keep all those additive products, that are coming in contact with the plastic and rubber parts and seals, out of them
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One reason is iron bacteria. I drop a couple HTH tablets in a jelly jar inside the toilet tank every couple of months, and it keeps out the slime.

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Hi,
You can use either bromine of chorline Hon. Bromine is a sanitizer (kills germs) and chlorine is an oxidizer (removes germs). I would recommend chlorine rather than bromine here. Do not add anything else with it though. Chlorine and some other chemicals make for bad business.
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Hey Hon, do you always type like you talk?
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Yep, absolutely right. You can use whatever you want. But I suggest neither of them. Why? Well, start with the "Blue Goo" story, which can exist even if the manufacturer doesn't use the dye as a marker to signal that it's 'still there'. http://www.toiletology.com/blue-goo.shtml Then read about how your warrantee on the 'guts' of the toilet are void if you use the chlorine products. So much for the chlorine products. But as far as I know, the same doesn't apply to bromine, so if something is used, AS THOUGH IT WERE NEEDED, I would suggest bromine, and against chlorine tablets.

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thanks for the link to the BLUE GOO info........................i didn't know that, and i will be passing it along to my siblings!
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I have very high iron content in my water and I use chlorine in the tank to settle the iron out before it gets to the bowl. I have used tablets but I find they eat the rubber flapper.
I have tried two solutions: 1) http://www.puricle.com . 2) Buy a bottle of liquid Blue Vanish. Remove the cap, throw out the blue gunk, and refill with chlorine bleach.
Both systems work. I prefer the Bleach in a bottle solution.
I have also tried pool tablets in the toilet and I think the major difference is dissolveability. Pool tablets don't seem to be packed as hard and therefore dissolve faster. opinion only.

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