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post #1 of 4 Old 01-12-2007, 05:22 PM Thread Starter
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Proper/best way to do water changes

What's the best/proper way to do water changes? Please be detailed:)
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post #2 of 4 Old 01-12-2007, 05:23 PM
Take the water out of the tap. Treat it with dechlorinator etc, let it sit there for around 4-6 hours (this part is optional but it is always best). Then just add to tank.

To take water out of your tank, buy a gravel cleaner/siphon at your lfs and follow the instructions. If needed you can vacuum the gravel bed but dont vacuum during cycling
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post #3 of 4 Old 01-12-2007, 06:50 PM
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I use a hose to syphon the water out of the tank. Then a hose to put water from the tap into the tank. I add what i need to add as the tank is filling.
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post #4 of 4 Old 01-12-2007, 09:45 PM
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dont suck the water from the hose cuz there are diseases that can be transmitable to humans

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