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    When you do a water change, do you add the water back straight in the tank and add the conditioner as you fill it, or do you use buckets and add the conditioner, let them sit a while and then put it in the Aquarium? I will be doing first water change in a week or two on a newly cycled tank. I do not want to mess up all the hard work that i have put in to establish a good bacteria bed and proper temperature for my new mbunas when i buy them.

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    I use Prime and add the conditioner directly to the tank, then add the freshwater immediately.
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    I use Tetra Aquasafe. I fill up the needed volume of tap water in a bucket, then I add the required amount of Aquasafe to the bucket. I then give it a quick stir - it works extremely rapidly. I then use a smaller jug to gently transfer the dechlorinated water between the bucket and the tank so there is minimal disturbance to the fish.

    I hope this doesn't confuse you as the previous poster had a different method. I think people all have their preferred way of doing it, and you'll also work out what feels best to you once you've done it a few times.

    I just add the dechlorinator before adding the water to the tank because I felt most confident doing it that way, and didn't want any chance of any chlorine or chloramine getting near my fish! (Might be a bit paranoid of me though...lol!)
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    I put enough in the tank for the whole volume of the tank and then refill.

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    I also add enough Prime for the entire tank (1 capful) and then add fresh water - it mixes instantly as you pour in the new water so no fear of fish being exposed to chlorine.

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    When I use the python to fill the tank, I add Prime as the tank is filling - dose for full tank. For smaller tanks where I use a bucket, I treat the bucket, then fill tank.

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    I fill buckets, treat, then let sit for 5-10 mins. I do this twice a week on my 190g. it's a PITA, but I have a small army of buckets that I use. it's the only way I will do it until I have a R/O system and an autochanger. I'm a little paranoid of my stock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SueD
    When I use the python to fill the tank, I add Prime as the tank is filling - dose for full tank. For smaller tanks where I use a bucket, I treat the bucket, then fill tank.
    I do it the exact same way in both scenarios.
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    Well according to ur profile you have a 75 gallon tank so i would suggest buying a python or as some others a small army of buckets. lol The python is one of the best purchases i have made for my aquarium maintainence. Cuts my water changes to less than half the bucket method time.

    Like most people have stated i use a python and add the dechlorinator directly to my tank.

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    Python it is, and then adding conditioner for 75 gallons at once, then i refill from the faucet. Thank You all for the valuable information.

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