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Old 12-27-2014, 12:32 AM   #1
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Water change question

Question about water changes. I have a 45 gallon fowlr tank and I am planning a 5 gallon water changes every two weeks. Question is should I go through the pains of preheating the water to match the display tank or not.
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Old 12-27-2014, 01:37 AM   #2
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drastic temp swings could kill fish. preheat enless you house holds at about 78* F
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Old 12-27-2014, 01:38 AM   #3
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Just use a powerhead when you mix. I do 5 out of my 20 gallon every week an the pump heats it up enough. I've never had an issue.


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Old 12-27-2014, 02:30 PM   #4
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I do have a pond pump in my 20 gallon mixing barrel that i leave running for a few hours to mix and aerate water. I think it should do it

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I do 50 gallons on a 300 gallon system and don't heat the water. I use a mag 7 to circulate it overnight, and it's usually hotter than the tank water when i do the change. It doesn't change the temp at all.
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Old 12-27-2014, 08:22 PM   #6
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Great. Thanks guys for clearing it up. I do have a plan to buy a spare heater later on (still recovering from my initial expenses ). I will be able to use it just in case.

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I heat my water but only because I have it being made outside and even in florida we get some cold nights. lol I aim for a few degrees either way, as MrX said, it usually doesnt change the tanks temp much if at all. Especially since you are doing small changes I doubt you will see any change at all.
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Old 12-28-2014, 12:45 AM   #8
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In Michigan water really gets cold. I think it is around 68-70. I may have to get the reading from my ro water bucket..
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