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Old 11-11-2013, 11:48 AM   #1
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Water Change

When changing water how do you get your water up to the same temp as the main tank is it just a matter of putting a heater in the water butt? Any advice on how people go about their water changes would be interesting and how often are you doing it?
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Old 11-11-2013, 03:17 PM   #2
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I mix mine in a trash can with a power head and a heater
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Old 11-11-2013, 03:56 PM   #3
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Mix in a separate container for at least 24 hours with power head, heater and thermometer.
Match the temperature and salinity as much as possible to your DT.
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Mix mine up in buckets, and put it next to my radiator heater I bought from Wal-Mart. I change about 15 gallons out every two to three weeks so three buckets around the heater works well.

I also just stir it with a painting stick you can get at Lows for free.
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I mix mine up in Home Depot buckets that I designated for mixing and stir the hell out of then after I match that sg I siphon the water to 5 gal water jugs that I let sit for 2-3 days ( shaking periodically ) and put them in the house which for me gets them about .5 F of my tank. If needed ill move them to the laundry room to warm up a bit or to a cooler room to cool down which takes about 6 hours or so ( I always keep my jugs capped )
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So are you doing weekly water changes or two weekly, so far I have done approx 20% per week but thinking about 40% fortnightly due to time? What do you think ?
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So are you doing weekly water changes or two weekly, so far I have done approx 20% per week but thinking about 40% fortnightly due to time? What do you think ?
I do 10% per week
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