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Thread: Dumb water change question..
12-28-2012, 06:58 PM #1
Dumb water change question..
Well I have searched a little about this but have not run across anything solid. My tank is 65 gallons so with 30-40% water changes that is a lot of 5 gallon buckets. Some are saying to just fill it back up with the water hose. Now is the un-dechlorinated water ok to just fill into the tank then throw my dechlorinator in separate? Probably over thinking this... lol I just do not want to find out the hard way... thanks
12-28-2012, 07:00 PM #2
Add your dechlorinater first, then re-fill the tank.
Just make sure the replacement water is close to the same temp as your tank water.
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12-28-2012, 07:17 PM #3
Thanks, most likely going to adapted to faucet so I can run heated water back into the tank.
12-28-2012, 07:30 PM #4
You can get a water changer, which hooks to the faucet and sink, so you can empty the water, and refill it, no buckets.2 10 gallon tanks, 1 20 gallon tank, 1 Fluval Edge, 1 29 gallon tank, and one backyard pond.
12-28-2012, 07:58 PM #5
0Originally Posted by Tiari
12-28-2012, 08:14 PM #6
0Originally Posted by Slowerthnyou99
12-28-2012, 09:09 PM #7
01-02-2013, 01:56 PM #8
My bathrooms are upstairs. I had to drain out the window, then connect to the bathroom faucet to fill.
Still 1000X easier than the damn buckets.
BTW, is a water changer.
01-02-2013, 04:13 PM #9
I ended up buying a water changer and feel like it was a little bit of money wasted.
The vaccum power is not enough running througn a 50 foot line of tubing, so I still use the gravel vaccume with a longer hose running out of the house. So I only use the water changer to fill the tank and you can buy the parts at the local hardware store to accomplish this fur much cheaper.
Water changer was $75.
You can typically buy PVC tubing for about $0.40 per foot of 5/8.
Then maybe $2 - $5 for an adapter that fits your faucet to the tubing just to run it from the sink to the tank for a fill up. Save yourself $50.55 Gallon Freshwater Tank (semi-planted) 48"x21"x13"
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01-02-2013, 06:05 PM #10