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How do you de-chlorinate your water during changes?

Poll ended at Sat Aug 25, 2007 11:42 am

Add de-chlorinator to tank before adding new tap water
18
53%
Add de-chlorinator to tank after adding new tap water
3
9%
Add de-chlorinator to tap water in a bucket, then add de-chlorinated water to tank
13
38%
 
Total votes : 34

How do you de-chlorinate your water during changes?

Postby VinnySem » Wed Aug 22, 2007 11:42 am

How do you all de-chlorinate your water?

Does adding tap water directly to your tank without de-chlorinating first risk killing your bacterial colony?
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Postby Cich of it all » Wed Aug 22, 2007 11:54 am

None of the above. I add dechlorinator into the stream of water as the tank is filling. So, "during" would be my answer.
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Postby Sierra255 » Wed Aug 22, 2007 11:59 am

Cich of it all wrote:None of the above. I add dechlorinator into the stream of water as the tank is filling. So, "during" would be my answer.


Same here. But back before I invested in a Python, I just added the correct amount of dechlorinater to the pitcher or bucket I was using prior to filling it with water. Dump in the tank, repeat as many times as is necessary.
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Postby vmayers » Wed Aug 22, 2007 12:20 pm

I would have to say during as well.
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Postby BlackShark11k » Wed Aug 22, 2007 12:35 pm

Depends on which tank. Little ones, i fill the buckets up and add de-chlor, then add it. In the big ones, i'll have to go with during, like most of the above.
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Postby Cich of it all » Wed Aug 22, 2007 12:51 pm

Little ones, i fill the buckets up and add de-chlor, then add it.

oh yeah, me too
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Postby VinnySem » Wed Aug 22, 2007 2:31 pm

So, those of you that use Pythons, you add whatever dechlor directly into the tank as you are refilling?
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Postby Cich of it all » Wed Aug 22, 2007 2:40 pm

Yep! :)
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Postby bigfishferd » Wed Aug 22, 2007 7:31 pm

Cich of it all wrote:None of the above. I add dechlorinator into the stream of water as the tank is filling. So, "during" would be my answer.


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Postby iceblue » Wed Aug 22, 2007 7:36 pm

Cich of it all wrote:None of the above. I add dechlorinator into the stream of water as the tank is filling. So, "during" would be my answer.


Same for me.
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declorinator?

Postby fish_r_fun » Wed Aug 22, 2007 7:40 pm

Declorinator? the declorinator I bought from my Local ripoff shop is so hard for me to understand I just add a little bit right out of the bottle into the tank. bnothing has died yet so I guess its all good.
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Postby maddyfish » Wed Aug 22, 2007 9:49 pm

I voted before, but what i do is add half before and the rest during.
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Re: declorinator?

Postby Cich of it all » Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:10 am

fish_r_fun wrote:Declorinator? the declorinator I bought from my Local ripoff shop is so hard for me to understand
What product is it that is hard to understand?
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Postby Toby_H » Thu Aug 23, 2007 4:22 pm

I guess we should also consider how many tanks each person responding maintains... or at least how many total gallons...

For someone with a 55 gal tank or less... the bucket method seems fine... personally I have over 800 gallons of water in fish tanks... my arms would fall off!!!

I use a DIY python thingy and add dechlorinator during the filling process...

For my fry tanks I add it to the bucket first and then to the tank... I'm convinced this is an unnecessary step but even with this step I use less energy now to do a 35% water change on 800+ gallons of tanks than I used to doing a 125 gal tank with the bucket method...
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Postby the-bruce » Thu Aug 23, 2007 5:40 pm

When i do a water change i fill a bucket 3/4 full of cold tap water, then add boiling water (From a kettle) and mix to get the water up to room/tank temp, then add dechlorinator to the bucket...

I have a question adding freezing cold water to a tank (Folk that use Pythons), does that not stress the fish?

I've always been told to make sure the water you add is close to the tanks temp, so you dont stress the fish or is this just a myth?


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