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Currently I lug 5gal buckets from the sink to the aquarium, climb up on a chair and slowly dump them in the tank. I treat each 5gal bucket before adding it to the tank. I am wondering if I can just run a tube from the sink to the tank, fill it, and add the dechlorinator after its filled? This would save me a lot of time, effort, and back aches. Also, I try to get the temperature of the new water close to that of the tank (about 80 degrees), is this ok? How do you do your water changes?
 

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Yes, i hard plumbed my tank so to empty it is simple, just hook up a tube to an outlet below the tank and let it drain into the sink (40 feet away). This tube also has a faucet adapter which I use to fill the 5gal buckets, what I want to do is smply switch the hose from the outlet to the inside of the tank and run water directly from the faucet to the tank. I was just worried that the chlorine would do immediate damange. Is it OK to do this then just add chlorine remover after the tank is full again?
 

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dprUsh83 said:
So if you run it from the sink to the tank you can add the dechlorinator during that process? I've always been afraid that the chlorine would negatively affect the fish, this would be great news though. :D
This is exactly my questions, maybe better stated - if the answer is that its OK then I will be very happy. It gets tiring lifting 5gal buckets full of water (41.7lbs each), 6 times over for big water changes. It would be even sweeter to hard-plumb water directly to the tank and just turn it on to refill the tank!
 

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hehe yea maybe, but no, I'm just lazy. I have been doing big water changes because I the tank got infested with ick and also it is murky looking. I think I might have solved the second half of that, we will see in the AM when the lights come back on!
 

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ok all, thanks for the info. looks like my water changes just got easier! :wink:
 
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