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Old 04-20-2012, 08:20 PM   #11
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I fill my aquarium back up threw the python then add my dechlor. I have rams and a few delicates and never have experienced a death or problem. Maybe not traditional, but I don't feel it's going to hurt them. oh and I should mention I do this with 1/4 water changes only.
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Old 04-22-2012, 04:45 AM   #12
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Thanks so much, everyone, for your input... my 10-gal., 20-gal. and 29-gal. tanks have been wearing me out lugging out the old in cat litter buckets and lugging back the new in gallon bottled water jugs, so I am really looking forward to using the python... I just wanted to make sure I was doing it right.. don't want to stress anybody in any of the tanks!! thank you thank you thank you... and my finned family thanks you also!!!
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Old 04-22-2012, 09:09 AM   #13
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The reason for adding the full tank size amount of dechlor is to be sure that when the new water enters, it will instantly(well, sooner) make contact with the dechlor. Adding it after filling is too late for it to do much good, as the chlorine will already be neutralized. So, why add dechlor you ask? Chlorine will react with organic compounds in the tank water by oxidization, which will essentially burn up the chlorine and make some new compounds in the process. Some of these compounds are very undesirable, such as tri-methyl halides.
Chloramine may not be as reactive as straight chlorine, but the effect should be similar.
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