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Fishcricker 03-13-2008 01:12 AM

Doing Water Change with Python
:? This might seem dumb to some but I am used to doing water changes the old fashoned way by declorinating new water in a bucket and then adding it to the aquarium. When using the Python, is it safe to add new water directly from the tap after adding declorinator the the existing aquarium water? Does the declorinator work fast enough so the fish do not become ill or stressed from the chlorine? Thanks to all.

c_lou 03-13-2008 08:01 AM

I have heard that chlorine evaporates pretty quickly from tap water. I want to say if you let water sit out, within an hour the chlorine will be evaporated out. Don't quote me however, it's just something that I have heard. I change my water with a python and use a dechlorintor and have never had a problem. I also leave the top off the aquarium for 30 minutes or so. Again don't know if that helps, but it's worked for me.

Flashygrrl 03-13-2008 03:53 PM

Most water has chloramines in it nowadays...I think it takes 24 hours to NATURALLY evaporate. Using a water conditioner will instantly take care of it. As for the original question, I guess that a lot less people would be using Pythons if you couldn't just add the conditioner immediately afterwards or add it in bit by bit while you're refilling the tank.

Fishcricker 03-14-2008 12:27 AM

I guess so, but it always pays to find out how the Experts do it.

enragingchaos 03-14-2008 12:56 PM

I fill milk jugs up and leave the top off for 24 hours. Is this long enough considering the small surface area?

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