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    Most of my tanks are in the basement as well, I use a python on the large tanks (33g-120g) drain into the drain hole using gravity. I refill the tanks with de-gassed water from a portable holding bin that I initially fill with a python hose. The smaller 12g and under tanks, I just use buckets, drain them outside to water the plants and just use extra gassed water from my bin.
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    I can't do it! I just can't!

    I do use the micro-scrubbing technique to off-gas the water. I think it works......
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    Quote Originally Posted by angelcraze2 View Post
    I do use the micro-scrubbing technique to off-gas the water. I think it works......
    For those not familiar:


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    Quote Originally Posted by angelcraze2 View Post
    I can't do it! I just can't!

    I do use the micro-scrubbing technique to off-gas the water. I think it works......
    I have a python also but am not familiar with this method or what off gassing is? Can you please explain if you dont mind?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluewaterBoof View Post
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    That is really neat! And your tanks are stunning.

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    I love this debate lol. For me personally, I watched a documentary that took place in the 90s and it showed asian discus breeders doing extreme water changes on their discus. This led me to start doing it with the small Discus Hans discus I was receiving at my work and this kept fungus off of them and allowed us to keep them longer without them being declared "stunted". I started visibly seeing brighter and more beautiful coloration in the discus. You can see the bright coloration of the Colbalts shown in my signature picture below. That picture was taken soon after a water change that went so low, the discus were actually laying on their sides. I never saw any sort of extreme rise in ammonia or bacterial blooms. I now continue to follow this practice in my own tanks but with some back ups to be safe. I have now started using a Little Fishies media reactor filled with matrix ceramics by Seachem. Although I do not feel it necessary, I will also occasionally use an inner cap full of Seachem's Remediation. Here is a sample of how low I drain my 25 gallon. Nitrates never reach over 5 and ammonia does not register using the API Ammonia Test Kit. I have had much debate with my co-workers and other hobbyists about this. All I can say is, for me, the proof is in the pudding. Large water changes = better coloration, lower nitrates, and clearer water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunscream1488 View Post
    I have a python also but am not familiar with this method or what off gassing is? Can you please explain if you dont mind?
    Just keep the fill tube end of the Python above the water level when filling your tanks, and you shouldn't have to worry about off-gassing....matching the new water temp to the tank water temp is very important, too
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    Just keep the fill tube end of the Python above the water level when filling your tanks, and you shouldn't have to worry about off-gassing....matching the new water temp to the tank water temp is very important, too
    I think that's my question, what is off gassing. I always match the temp

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunscream1488 View Post
    I think that's my question, what is off gassing. I always match the temp
    I do have ammonia in my tap water. Does it help with that?

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