06-12-2013, 11:15 PM #1Member Molly
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- May 2013
Question about adding water to my tank
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.
06-12-2013, 11:25 PM #2
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.If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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06-12-2013, 11:33 PM #3
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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