Originally Posted by Tylermoore303
Ok, duh lol, but what about the chlorine from the faucet?
Add enough dechlorinator to the tank before you use the hose to refill.
You could draw how ever much water you normally remove with five gallon bucket. When you have removed your 30 to 50 percent, you can place a piece of scotch tape on the side of the tank out of site and place a mark on the tape with sharpie.This way you will alway's know how much water you removed, and how much dechlorinator to add to the tank before re-filling.
Filling with Aqueon water changer or Python, allows you to adjust temp before filling the tank. This is more difficult with just garden hose hooked to faucet unless you have two people.
New water added should be close to same temp as that in the aquarium to prevent stress.(different fishes adapt to temp changes differently) Not sure how those who use garden hose adjust temp after hose begins filling . In my view you would need to run water over your hand to see that it's not too cool, or too warm, and then shut the water off while you take the hose to the tank and hope you have right temp when you turn the faucet back on (hot cold mix) for re-filling.
Aqueon or Python will allow you to adjust temp BEFORE the water enter's the tank.