How do you remove chlorine, etc.?
If this hooks up directly to the tap, how do you treat the water to remove chlorine, chlorimines, etc.? Do you remove the fish, do the water change/vacuum, add new water straight from the tap, then treat the water inside the aquarium tank, then put fish back in? Thank you.
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
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You have to buy a tap water conditioner to remove chlorine and chloramine from tap water. You DO NOT remove the fish, as doing so could shock, stress, and kill them depending on how sensitive your fish are. With this product, add the tap water condiitoner, dosing to the TOTAL VOLUME OF YOUR TANK. NOT THE AMOUNT YOU ARE REPLACING. Dose the total volume of the tank because you are using the 'direct fill' method. You want to add the dechlorinator BEFORE you start refilling the tank by reversing the flow of the water changer. However, if you were doing the bucket method, where you are dechlorinating the water in the bucket before adding it to your tank, dose to the volume that is in the bucket. The bucket method works best for smaller aquariums while the direct fill method is best for large aquariums.
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I was concerned about this myself, so I asked the local stores that use the python and what they do - the response was, add the chemicals before the water and don't worry about it, chemicals like Prime or Stress Coat can be added up to 5 times the recommended dosage, by the time you add the new water no harm will have come to your fish - just approximate the gallons removed, add the chemical and fill the tank.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
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hi...you only need to remove about a 3rd of the water...and you can have tap water set aside in a 5 gal bucket ...letting the water sit for more then a few days will remove the chlorine..
this is how I clean my tanks..and my fish are happy.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
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I use a similar product for changing water. I only change 25% of my water every month. Once I have removed 25% of the water, I then place my chlorine treatment chemical in the tank. I use enough chemical to treat slightly more than the water I am changing. I then immediately add the new tap water. I have used this method 5 times now and my fish seem to tolerate it very well with no observation of stress.
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