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post #21 of 26 Old 09-17-2011, 05:42 PM Thread Starter
i just hope my EBJD will stay alive<br>
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post #22 of 26 Old 09-17-2011, 05:53 PM
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I would not do this. I fill my tanks directly from the tap, I run both hot and cold and get the temp close to the aquarium (by hand testing) and then switch the valve and it fills the tank. I squirt in the conditioner as it starts. This requires a "Python" implement, but the point is that I do not let the tap water sit. Bacteria is not the issue, as someone mentioned. I have heard of people not using the hot water, just the cold, for other different reasons.

With a 40g, doing say a 1/3 water change, the easiest method is to take a small container of water from the tank to the sink, run the water until it is close to the same temp as the water in the container, fill a pail adding the conditioner, then pour or siphon the water from the pail into the tank.


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post #23 of 26 Old 09-17-2011, 06:19 PM
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I didn't think there would be much bacteria in your tap water, hot or cold anyway, with all the chlorine and other additives in there. At least, not anything that would cause any serious issues with people or fish. Am I right, or should I stop drinking my tap water? lol

I personally match the tap water to as close to the tank as I can, add my conditioner, and add the water to the tank. I do this one gallon at a time, but with a 28 gallon tank a partial water change isn't too much work. My tank is in the room right next to my sink anyway.
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post #24 of 26 Old 09-17-2011, 06:30 PM Thread Starter
i just emptied all the hot water and refilled it with what i tried to match it with the tank water, i think my tank should be fine though now, i have listened to what everyone said an i will no longer be adding chemicals into the water. but just in case one of my fish get hole in the head, what is the best way to cure it if any way?
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post #25 of 26 Old 09-17-2011, 06:34 PM
Water changes, hole in the head is caused by water quality. Keeping your water clean and quarantining any new fish before they are added to the main tank will prevent pretty much all your problems.
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post #26 of 26 Old 09-17-2011, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
thank you everyone for your help. my tank is already looking better then it was before.
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