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How do you de-chlorinate your water during changes?
Add de-chlorinator to tank before adding new tap water1852.94%
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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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Cich of it all said:
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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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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So, those of you that use Pythons, you add whatever dechlor directly into the tank as you are refilling?
 

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Cich of it all said:
None of the above. I add dechlorinator into the stream of water as the tank is filling. So, "during" would be my answer.
Yep, me too.
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Cich of it all said:
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? 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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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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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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You adjust the temp from the faucet, I get mine within a degree or two of the tank water. Its very easy and I've been doing it in this manner for many years.

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Hello everyone,

Why should it matter as long as the water is room temperature and put the water conditioner in it will not make a difference. I have been doing this way for years. I add the water conditioner before adding water.

Have you been having problems with adding water conditioners to your tank? Does it make a difference when you add it? Where are you from? Just asking it might make a difference with water quality.

Thanks for your time.
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Same as most--i use the cloram-x powder and just sprinkle it into the stream of tap water coming in on most tanks-use a bucket and pre-treat for a few sensitive and fry tanks. Tap water directly out of the 'cold' tap only is fine during the summer in TX :lol:. But in the winter I adjust temp at the faucet.
 

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I use a python, but I also use Chloram-X (powder) so I have to mix it first. I mixed that up and dump it into the tank before adding the water. Done. Pretty easy. Add for the whole tank volume, not just what you're changing out.
 
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