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Multiple large tanks and water changes
Old 09-03-2012, 08:18 PM   #41
 
So of us dose nitrate, cuz yes its hard to maintain nitrate in a densely planted tank. If you do a heavy fertilizer regime 50% weekly water changes are kinda required. Then I bump nitrate up to 20ppm after ever water change. And thats just one of 5 fertilizers.

I know quite a few ppl do water changes without dechlor, but depends on your tap water and the size of the water change. At my old apartment I wouldn't worry if I forgot dechlor since it was chlorinated weakly, my new place has chloramines and they are pretty heavy.
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:22 PM   #42
 
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Jaysee: I was planning to put a pump in the 40 gallon mixing "drum" (a heavy duty garbage can on castors), wheel that sucker up to my aquarium, put the hose into the sump or aquarium and pump away. Sound like a plan?

Mikaila: If we are doing smaller scale water changes we can often "get away with" not using dechlorinator. But since my hammerheaded fish killing goof up 15 years ago I don't feel much like gambling anymore, regardless.

Izzy: "crazy". Guity as charged!

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Old 09-03-2012, 08:29 PM   #43
 
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Jaysee, I was planning to put a pump in the 40 gallon mixing "drum" (a heavy duty garbage can on castors), wheel that sucker up to my aquarium, put the hose into the sump or aquarium and pump away. Sound like a plan?
I would just get a powerful enough pump and a long enough hose as to not have to move the drum.
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:34 PM   #44
 
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You young kids always want to do things the easy way!

Yes. Since this is a "fantasy" for me at this point, that would make sense.

And I would be able to afford it.

If I pumped into the sump instead of the tank, I wouldnt have to use such a powerful pump. Even a big ol siphon might work. Hmn. Jaysee, I like how you think.
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:45 PM   #45
 
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No nonsense ;)
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:10 PM   #46
 
It would seem that the Python fills the tank with chlorinated water.
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:51 PM   #47
 
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It would seem that the Python fills the tank with chlorinated water.
Yes, but you add the dechlorinator (conditioner) when you start the refill and these products work instantly. I have fish that like to swim in the current from the Python, and they wouldn't be doing that if the chlorine was burning their gills.
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:45 PM   #48
 
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Yes, but you add the dechlorinator (conditioner) when you start the refill and these products work instantly. I have fish that like to swim in the current from the Python, and they wouldn't be doing that if the chlorine was burning their gills.
I trust you, but that seems that it would be difficult to get the right amount in.
How much water can one change safely with that method?
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:53 PM   #49
 
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I trust you, but that seems that it would be difficult to get the right amount in.
How much water can one change safely with that method?
I have 20g, 29g, 33g, 70g, 90g and 115g aquaria that I change half the water each week using the Python. I squirt in conditioner sufficient for half the tank, probably a bit over as I don't measure it accurately. My tap water is fairly heavily chlorinated too.
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I have 20g, 29g, 33g, 70g, 90g and 115g aquaria that I change half the water each week using the Python. I squirt in conditioner sufficient for half the tank, probably a bit over as I don't measure it accurately. My tap water is fairly heavily chlorinated too.
Wow.
I through that stuff away when it comes my way.
What brand? I'll give this a try.

I have three 55s now and it is a pain.
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