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post #1 of 8 Old 07-25-2014, 12:59 PM Thread Starter
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Question water change replcement water

Hi folks I was just wondering what you preferences around replacement water when you perform a water change?

I am more than prepared to use the existing canister filter water or tank water to clean the filter bits in a bucket, but I am hesitant to connect up the python to the faucet and just let it go into the tank while desperately trying to throw water conditioner in there.

Do most folks pre-condition the new water in buckets first? Or do you think it is ok to do the above?

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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post #2 of 8 Old 07-25-2014, 01:04 PM
Just dose your water conditioner and add the water from the tap. It's no biggie.
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post #3 of 8 Old 07-25-2014, 01:10 PM Thread Starter
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Gotcha, cheers Flint. super cautious of maintaining the good bacteria and non-stressed fish. but I guess there is enough existing water with the newly added conditioner to sort it out.

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post #4 of 8 Old 07-25-2014, 02:00 PM
BB doesn't live in the water column at an extent that will do your cycle any harm even if you change all of the water. That shouldn't be a concern ever.
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post #5 of 8 Old 07-25-2014, 02:43 PM
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Yup, I just dose the tank then refill with my Python. Been doing that for many years with no issues.
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post #6 of 8 Old 07-25-2014, 08:52 PM
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Yup. I use a syringe and drip the water conditioner on top and and fill. No issues and I have done up to 75% water changes this way.
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post #7 of 8 Old 07-26-2014, 07:29 AM Thread Starter
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ok cool thanks guys!
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post #8 of 8 Old 07-26-2014, 09:52 AM
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For all my years Ive always filled then added prime or whatever water conditioner I used back in the day as I was filling. Never an issue.. However I didn't do this with my saltwater setup lol... darn high maintenance tanks

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