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postunit
01-31-2003, 12:09 AM
when changing water, does it need to be conditioned prior to putting it in the tank or can you add the conditioner to the aquarium after you add the chlorinated water??

also, I have a Filstar XP3 for a 110 gallon tank. Do I need additional filtration?

SGypsyMermaid
01-31-2003, 05:44 AM
i always add it while refilling. as far as your filtration goes--what do you have in your tank?

postunit
01-31-2003, 07:35 AM
I have about 18 juvy cichlids.

thanks for the reply

Overawed
01-31-2003, 10:36 AM
How many gph does the filter pump? A good ratio for water turn-over is 8 to 1. I have had much smaller than this however (before I knew better) and I lost some fish.

When adding water, I have a screen on my hose the aireate the water. I have heard that this will take much of the chlorine out of the water. I also add conditioner as I am pouring water into the tank.

matt1066
01-31-2003, 03:50 PM
I also add the conditioner at the same time I add the water, no problems yet.

jonah
01-31-2003, 08:30 PM
I've been adding dechlor at the same time as,and sometimes after, the water change for 8 years and haven't noticed any problems.

Adam
01-31-2003, 09:31 PM
Chlorine is very small, very small indeed, and it isn't a solid, i dont see how a screen could take it out of the water, that would be like taking the water out of the water.

jnorris
01-31-2003, 09:51 PM
It goes to gas form quickly. It does help. Have you ever wondered why bubbles form after letting water in a glass set for along time? A lot of that is chlorine gas..

SGypsyMermaid
02-01-2003, 12:19 AM
[quote:0db5a8dffd="Adam"]Chlorine is very small, very small indeed, and it isn't a solid, i dont see how a screen could take it out of the water, that would be like taking the water out of the water.[/quote:0db5a8dffd]

the screen causes the water to spray and that makes the chlorine evaporate more quickly.

matt1066
02-01-2003, 07:01 PM
I always thought that the bubbles on the glass were CO2 forming as the water from the tap warms up.

I believe that this is what causes a gas embolism.

correct me if I'm wrong please

Matt

Mbuniac
02-02-2003, 03:13 AM
I put my tank chemicals in a 5 gal bucket and fill it up about half way. Then pour it in the tank and fill it the rest of the way with my python (I sure don't miss the days of carrying buckets. By the time I'd get done my arms would be two inches longer!).