If one has private well water that they know isn't chlorinated or chloramined, the dechlor dunk following the rinse may not be necessary . . .
And based on the explanation above, perhaps now I can clean my sponges more thoroughly than swishing around in siphoned tank water can do it. Especially since I have an extra bag of biomax instead of the carbon in each filter, so there would still be plenty of BB left, and little danger of losing my cycle from cleaning my sponges this way ... Am I correct?
My sponges really don't get all that clean from just the swishing-in-the-bucket method.
Thanks for the tip!
20 gal. high: planted; 8 white cloud minnows, 10 RCS, 2 blue shrimp, several snails; AC50, Azoo air. 65 gal: planted; 7 rosy barbs, 6 glofish,, 2 zebra danios, 6 rosy red (fathead) minnows, 3 dojo loaches, several snails; AC110 x 2.