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  1. #1

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    I prefer leaving the hood off the tank. Main reason for this is because the hood light is no where near powerful enough to support the plant life in my tank. I take it off and I use 2x 60 watt flourescent bulbs. This is fine. The main problem though is the water evaporation. Having a penguin filter, over a day or so the filter gets quite loud for sitting right next to me bed so I usually add maybe .5 gallons to top off the tank and lower the noise. So the question is, should I add prime every time I add this little bit of water in my 20 gallon tank.

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    You should never add tap water to your tank without dechlorinating it first. Even small amounts are too risky IMO.

    I think a drop of two of prime should be enough for 1/2 gallons of water.
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    I 100% agree with the above answer. Unless your on well water or are using R/O water, add Prime. Keep your BB alive and healthy.
    Warning; Bulldog Pleco guarding my Sons tank now..

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