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    Quote Originally Posted by Posjr408 View Post
    80 degrees out of my tap after letting it run for a few minutes.

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    Just add hot water, and notice a difference when using only cold water.

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    Last edited by mommy1; 10-17-2017 at 04:45 PM.
    When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.

    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
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    Thread jack, much??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocksor View Post
    He did ask for a better way than adding new water directly to the tank.

    According to Seachem on the directions for Prime.
    Yes, I'm familiar with the product and its instructions and recommendations. I stand by my comment, why add a step when so many have success without it.
    When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.

    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
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    First, I want to say I am not trying to argue. I just feel safer by aging my water prior to a WC as much of a PITA it may be, I've had better results by aging. My tap water carries a lot of co2 as well and without aging, the co2 fluctuations in the tank gave BBA a firm foothold. I've been doing this for years and I never get those micro bubbles after a WC. I feel my fish are happier with aged water as well, it keeps my pH even more consistent. I use a large tub to age the water, an airstone, eventually a heater and a pump. For now, I heat a portion of aged water in a pot on the stove and work out my arm muscles haha.
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    Agreed, not everyone has the luxury to be able to add water directly, hence, the need to make and store the water temporarily until it is safe for the fish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhistlingBadger View Post
    Cool. I like it when the easiest way is the best way. That happens so seldom!
    So how are you maintaining the water hardness of the rainbow tank? Isn't the water on the soft side, and you added crushed coral? Or there is no longer crushed coral in the tank? If the TDS of the new water is low compared to the tank water, you could effectively shock the fish, causing them to lose nutrients too fast, thereby causing the fish to get sick.

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    No thread jack at all--it all relates. Especially by AC standards. ha ha ha I pretty well got my question answered, and this is interesting,
    so carry on.

    Also, no worries about the disagreements. Sometimes there are several different right ways to do something, but the best way can vary with the situation.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocksor View Post
    So how are you maintaining the water hardness of the rainbow tank? Isn't the water on the soft side, and you added crushed coral? Or there is no longer crushed coral in the tank? If the TDS of the new water is low compared to the tank water, you could effectively shock the fish, causing them to lose nutrients too fast, thereby causing the fish to get sick.
    Interesting question. I should do a before and after test next time I do a water change. I have a bit of oyster grit in the filter to increase the hardness. Through all the water changes I've had to do on this tank, I've never noticed any big fluctuations, but I've never checked immediately after the change. Our city water is very soft, indeed. Even my big water change yesterday ended up being around 50% or so, so I'm guessing it wasn't enough for a drastic change, and any fluctuations probably get handled pretty fast. But that's a guess--I'll let you know next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhistlingBadger View Post
    No thread jack at all--it all relates. Especially by AC standards. ha ha ha I pretty well got my question answered, and this is interesting,
    so carry on.
    I figured as much, thanks Tom.

    And you are correct, it DOES relate to the original topic.

    Personally, my biggest concern of all when it comes to water changes in big tanks is the reason I don't have them in the first place...Mrs. Slap would probably throw a fit over the much increased water bill, lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by mommy1 View Post
    Prime works instantly. No reason to use a big container, dechlorinator, then add water to tank. When I had bigger tanks, I always took water out of the tank, but Prime for the full volume of the tank, then refilled. Never had an issue. Why add extra steps when they've been proven unnecessary by so many.
    Yep, this is what I do also. I use a python for the 20g's 25g and 40g and I've added Prime usually before refill, but sometimes during. I do use a bucket treated with Prime and scoop water out using a bowl for the 5g's. Can't reach one 5g with python and the other 2 are on my kitchen counter - just easier with the bucket for these as I use a manual syphon with them into the bucket in case any shrimp get sucked up. Refill the bucket, add Prime and right back in the tanks.

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