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Old 05-18-2013, 01:02 PM   #1
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Garden hose

I'm right in thinking a brand new length of garden hose is safe to fill my tank up with water after a water change (prime dosed in tank prior to filling) aren't I? It's a 66g tank so would save time and my back having been filling it with buckets until now.
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You would have to march the temp but ya it would be safe. I use a garden hose to fill up my tanks when i set them up.
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Excellent. Thank you! Temp matched, water going in. This is bliss!
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I need to increase the frequency of my water changes. Tested before and after. NitrAtes were red, and are still red. Hoping that was 80 going to 40. Only way to know for sure, another change tomorrow. I've just made some changes for the better though. Changing the food - from flakes to hikari mini pellets (much less messy - nothing hits the floor), and going to ramp up my water changes (at present it's at least once a fortnight but will now do weekly or more, much easier with hose!!). Yayness!
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Haha! Good luck!
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I need to increase the frequency of my water changes. Tested before and after. NitrAtes were red, and are still red. Hoping that was 80 going to 40. Only way to know for sure, another change tomorrow. I've just made some changes for the better though. Changing the food - from flakes to hikari mini pellets (much less messy - nothing hits the floor), and going to ramp up my water changes (at present it's at least once a fortnight but will now do weekly or more, much easier with hose!!). Yayness!
Best way to get nitrates down is a big water change of 50% 20 and 30% won't really touch it even if they are frequent. In my experience one 50% water change is equivilant to 6 20% changes I don't know why or the chemistry behind it it's just my experience.
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