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southamericancichlidguy23 01-31-2010 05:52 PM

i need quick answer
ok say u take 20 percent out fish tank u put 20 percent back but u dont have anything to take out chlorine cuz u ran out and didnt rememeber to get more will fish live or do u need to get go get more or will they be fine seeing u only took 20 percent the water out

mrdemin 01-31-2010 05:58 PM

depends how much chlorine is in your water and how the fish will want to react. if you run a red light will someone hit your or will you make it?

southamericancichlidguy23 01-31-2010 06:04 PM

i make it lol

LisaC144 01-31-2010 06:09 PM

I would NEVER chance something like that. It's safer to put off the pwc for a day or two than risk the chance off killing your fish.

southamericancichlidguy23 01-31-2010 06:11 PM

yea i just found an a bottle in the back wooohooooo has some in it to finish the job then throwing that one away

stephanieleah 01-31-2010 06:32 PM

you can also leave water to sit out for a couple of days and the chlorine will dissipate, if temp isn't an issue.

iamntbatman 02-01-2010 12:55 AM

That's not completely true. Chlorine will dissipate, yes, but chloramine doesn't dissipate so easily. Neither do heavy metals or things like ammonia. I'd stick with the water conditioner.

LisaC144 02-01-2010 08:32 AM

+1 batman

stephanieleah 02-01-2010 03:13 PM

true...and all the ammonia (tons) in my tap water wouldn't dissipate either : |

Mikaila31 02-02-2010 09:36 PM

My water doesn't have chlorine in it:-).

I know with hardy fish small waterchanges like 10% don't cause a problem because the tank will dilute it.

Other than that, stick with the conditioner. Putting of a WC a day or a couple usually does no harm.

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