Water change procedure?
I use NutraFin AquaPlus+ to remove chlorine and chloramine from my tap water... this is a bit of a grey area for me... this is how I have always done it so please tell me if this is bad and a better way of doing things when doing water changes:
1). Gravel vac/remove water from tank
2). Fill empty bucket with tap water.
3). Boil water in the kettle and add to bucket of water to make the water temperature warmer for adding to the tank.
4). Add required amount of AquaPlus to the bucket.
5). Swirl hand around in bucket to mix the dechlorinater etc and make sure the water is warm enough.
6). Add to the tank again.
I am just unsure how long I should be perhaps waiting to let the AquaPlus take its affect on the water before putting it into the tank, or is putting it straight into the tank from the bucket fine as it will get swirled around the tank by the filter and can do it's job then anyway?
27g Freshwater Tropical Tank:
2 Lilaeopsis brasiliensis
1 Microsorum pteropus
1 Echinodorus palaefolius var. latifolius
1 Echinodorus bleheri (paniculatus)
1 Echinodorus x barthii
Hagen Tronic Heater (150)
Fluval 3+ Underwater Filter
Whisper 900 Air Pump (1 Curtain, 1 Stone)
2 x 24'' Flourescent Bulbs - Aqua-Glow, Sun Glow
Fluval Glass Aquarium 80cm x 35cm x 40cm (126 Litres/27 G.)