I just got a 55G. It's going to be a few months before it is setup, but I have a few questions on water changes. For my current 29 gallons, when doing the Weekly water change I've been using a gravel vac to siphon 10 gallons out into a 5 gallon bucket. Use bucket to fill tank. I'm not looking forward to 3 buckets a week on the 55. I've seen people talk about a python for water changes. So my questions are on the python for water changes.
I thought I read a few times that people are adding the water conditioner to the tank in the amount for the water change before adding water. Is this the correct process? It would make sense to not add it after as the chlorine would harm the fish.
How to you get the water to the tank temperature with the python. Adjust the sink to the right temperature out of the tap then turn on the water flow to the tank?
Anything obvious I'm overlooking or have tips.
My wife broke the gravel vac and I'm looking to replace it might go with a python like device for the future.