How To Use Dechlorinator With Python ??
so ever since i got my python i have been using alot more dechlorinater and its bugging me before i would just use enough for my 5 gallon bucket and know that i wasn't putting to much or to little . now I'm not sure . i don't want to hurt my fish but then again i don't want to put too much . so how do fellow python users do it ?
my main questions is how long does the dechlorinater last once you put it in the tank ?
and when should i put it in ? should i put it all in at first then fill it up ?
Drain water from your tank.
Originally Posted by dane
Add dechlorinator to the tank.
Add water to tank with python.
The amount of dechlorinator you add should be for the volume of the tank, not for the volume you just added. For example, if you have a 20g tank, add enough dechlorinator for that much, even if you only added in 5g of fresh tap water. The dechlorinator will act very quickly.
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Originally Posted by korith
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Sorry about the thread jack. Everyone always keeps talking about how good a python is. I really need to look into getting one. I'm getting sick of the bucket brigade myself.
Technically you should only have to dose the amount of Prime required to treat the new water, not the entire tank.
Otherwise treating a 75gal tank undergoing a 25% water change (in which 18.75gal of tap water is treated) would require the same amount of Prime required to treat a new empty 75gal tank just filled with 75gal of tap water: 7.5ml of Prime.
Many here have mentioned turning the filters off when refilling the tank to avoid getting chlorinated water directly in the filter mdeia.It gives the dechlorinator more time to mix.
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thank you guys for the responses im glad to know that u can add it before hand and it will last you see i do 50 % every week on my 135 gallon so if i were to add enough for 135 gallons each time man that would be expensive . plus i have 2 other tanks to do maybe i should switch to prime ? i think i read that a capful of that treats 50 gallons ?
I use a garden hose rated for drinking water and put some plastic pipe
with a valve together to drain the tank with. The length of the tube
defines how much water will be removed before it stops by itself.
I take out that much on my 125 gal and let it siphon to a nearby sink,
it'll stop when getting to the bottom of the tube-I have different lengths.
When done, I fit the other end to the faucet and fill er' up, then turn off
the valve to go to another tank. This works prstty good for me.
I change about 25% of the water this way and have never used any
treatments for the new water-maybe I shoild but it's never been
a problem-straight tap water.
I would not use dechlor for the entire tank volume. Thats a huge waste. Just add the approx. amount to do what you figure you've removed, then top 'er back up. Turning off the filters for a few mins to let the dechlor work is a good idea.
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