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Using water changers and dechlorinator

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Those of you who use water changers to change/take out/replace water, how do you manage to do that without affecting the health of the fish?

Most tap water has chlorine, which is bad for fish.

How do you treat your water when using a water changer?

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You do as instructed by the manufacturer, which is:

1. Draw out your water.

2. Add water conditioner directly to the tank, in the amount appropriate for treating the ENTIRE volume of the tank.

3. Fill tank back up.

4. Done. :)

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Just how I do it too.

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I add my prime directly to the tank as it is re filling enough to treat the whole tank :)

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You do as instructed by the manufacturer, which is:

1. Draw out your water.

2. Add water conditioner directly to the tank, in the amount appropriate for treating the ENTIRE volume of the tank.

3. Fill tank back up.

4. Done. :)

I add my prime directly to the tank as it is re filling enough to treat the whole tank :)

Just how I do it too.

So does Prime work that QUICKLY that no damage happens to the fishies? wow

and Thank for your input :carrot:

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Not just Prime, but all dechlorinators.

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Since Prime is reduces the amount of dissolved oxygen in the water, I do not add it until just before the new water starts pouring into the tank. Then, Prime dechlorinates on contact and I am not worrying about possible traces of chlorine that the fish might (or might not) encounter.

Due to the force of the fresh water pouring in, the water gets mixed very quickly and the tap chlorine won't harm the fish :)

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Since Prime is reduces the amount of dissolved oxygen in the water, I do not add it until just before the new water starts pouring into the tank. Then, Prime dechlorinates on contact and I am not worrying about possible traces of chlorine that the fish might (or might not) encounter.

Due to the force of the fresh water pouring in, the water gets mixed very quickly and the tap chlorine won't harm the fish :)

hmm interesting. I did not know Prime affected oxygen in the water.

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LOL. Now I feel like I'm on repeat.

Not just Prime, ALL dechlorinators affect oxygen levels, as they are all reducing agents.

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I kinda do it that way but I mix it in with my Buffer before I start to fill the tank back up... :)

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