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silvershark 12-06-2012 06:30 AM

is it safe to add some boiled water to tapwater for water changes ?
 
hi

is it alright to add some boiled water to bring the temperature up when doing water changes ? i have done two water changes since i set my 200ltr tank up on the 24/11/12 i done one on the 30Th a 10ltr change and one today a 40ltr change i have been doing this with buckets of cold tap-water filled 3/4 up and topped up with boiled water from a kettle so as not to stress the fish to much witch are 3 giant giant danios to help with cycling i also add aqua plus into the buckets before adding into the main tank, i know my tank is still cycling and i have had a problem with a bacterial bloom but looks a lot cleaner after i done that water change earlier today i hope things will improve now. please let me know if i am doing the right thing where the boiled water is concerned. thanks everyone. :thankyou:

fish monger 12-06-2012 07:13 AM

Are you able to control the temperature of your tap water at all ?

silvershark 12-06-2012 07:17 AM

no i am just comparing with feeling with my fingers.

1077 12-06-2012 07:26 AM

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Originally Posted by silvershark (Post 1339388)
no i am just comparing with feeling with my fingers.

Is all I do, (feel with hand at faucet) to make sure water is not too cool ,not too warm.
Boiling water isn't necessary. 8-)
Just be sure and use dechlorinator with new water,preferrably,,before you use the new water in your aquarium.

silvershark 12-06-2012 07:31 AM

big thank you 1077.


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