Originally Posted by Batusi
I've been doing water changes in my 29 gallon using a bucket full of water left out over night and treated with Prime. Now, with the addition of a 90 gallon, I'm looking into getting some sort of water changer type device (ie. Python/Aqueon).
What my question (and I can't seem to find a clear cut answer to) is: if I'm refilling my tanks using chlorinated tap water through this device, is it enough to treat with a dose of Prime straight into the tank as it is refilling?
My fear is the harm the chlorine would do to the fish and the biological filter.
Thanks on advance for any help/advice!
Originally Posted by brennae
You put the Prime straight into the tank before you add the tap water. I dose to tank size not the amount if water I'm adding.
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Originally Posted by TMRC Exotics
I've yet to see if your're truly supposed to dose to tank size or the amount of water you're changing. In my case I use buckets still (I know...) but I treat the 5 gallons of water I'm adding with 5 gallons worth of dechlorinator, rather than dosing the 5 gallons with enough for the tank or just dosing the tank before hand. In say my 55 depending on which route you take that's a huge difference in the amount of dechlorinator used in changing the same amount of water.
Originally Posted by hensleyjk
I use python only for all my wc
's and have never treated for tank's total volume. I dose only for the amount being changed.
brennae got this one right!!
Right on bottle ,so I will quote;
'If adding directly to aquarium,
base dose on aquarium volume'.
If you want to save on prime use buckets.
If you want to use a python you dose for full tank volume.
I f you want a python and to save money get seachem SAFE.
It is 1/20 the price of prime!