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Old 04-19-2012, 08:22 AM   #11
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I use a siphon to drain into the bathtub, and an aerator attachment to the sink faucet to refill. I replace between 50-70% a week.

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Doing PWC`s during a cycle will prolong your cycle. We have an excellent article on cycling your Sw tank that has some insight on what happens. If you have livestock in your tank during your cycle then you`ll need to do PWC`s to help them survive. If fishless then no PWC needed until the cycle is complete.

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Old 04-19-2012, 11:03 AM   #14
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Siphon connected to a garden hose running out to a vegetable patch to fertilize it.

Then the garden hose to fill it back up. And no, I don't have temp issues.
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Old 04-19-2012, 11:15 AM   #15
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Syphon for all of them. Use the python thing for the 90 and the 20- drain them out into the yard. For the 5 I just use a regular syphon and empty into a bucket. Got to be able to clean the gravel. For refilling I use the python on all of them! Great device!! Well worth the money!!
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:13 PM   #16
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Hey, there, I have a question, when you put water straight from the tap with a Python, how much conditioner do you add to the tank? The amount needed to correspond to the volume changed or the total aquarium volume?
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I add the amount of conditioner needed for the total volume of the tank. Put it in several areas of the tank before refilling. Never had a problem doing it this way.
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For all my tanks except my RCS tank I use my python. Since RCS have proven to be very sensitive to my local water supply I keep gallon jugs filled and ready to refill their tank (it's only a 10g for now, upgrade in the works)

For my upstairs tanks I drain into the garden, flower beds or yard. Even my BW tank. The flowers love that water, whodathunk!

I also dose Prime for the whole tank instead of just what I drained.

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