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Should you condition only the amount of water being changed or the total amount of water in the tank at every water change?
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Water conditioner

You should dose for the entire tank volume, and as recommended in a dif thread, change as much as you can, right down to the fishes back. While you are doing a change, do lots.


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I add the conditioner in just before I add the water is this okay and I also add the water directly from my tap into my tank obviously at the same temperature is this also ok
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Water conditioner

Yes, thats exactly how its done.


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Do you turn your filters off during water changes? I have 2 penguin 350 bio wheels which I turn off but I also have 2 marineland c360s and I leave them running during the change the only time I turn them off is when I change the filter floss and when they need to be cleaned and all media rinsed
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Firestorm8215 replied the topic: Water conditioner

As long as your intakes are low enough and that water conditioner goes in before the fresh water there is no reason to turn them off.
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red88 replied the topic: Water conditioner

Okay thank you for answering my questions
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streetsmart73 replied the topic: Water conditioner

red88 wrote: Okay thank you for answering my questions



hi there


1. what I do during wc.
2. off the overhead filters but the airpump continues in full.
3. drain off tank water up to even 90% for the 2 Oscar tanks.
4. yes, 90% on Saturday :woohoo: (for the Oscars, wc daily at at least 40%) yes, very hefty water bill :evil:
5. before topping up directly from the tap.
6. add the water conditioner; most of the time, I usually "overdosed".
7. mix it well with the remaining tank water.
8. for my aro tanks and ranchu tank, wc at 40% respectively.
9. once the water level reaches the ultimate mark, turn on the filter.

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Unseen replied the topic: Water conditioner

We all have different ways to our WC I guess.


1. I turn off everything apart from the light, and I do my gravel clean. My Plec and Oscar does make a lot of mess, so I need to try and get rid of any organic waste trapped in the gravel. Gotta keep those Nitrates down!

2. I clean my glass and then stir my gravel at the end when it seems like I can't get any more waste. Whatever is left goes into the water.

3. I then use a tube and suck out the water into a bucket. The aim is 50%.

4. I add my Stress Coat. When it comes to Water Conditioner I always top up the amount for the whole tank with a little extra to be safe.

5. I add my water.


This happens every few days. The water quality is very good for me, apart from 20 Nitrates which I have in my tap water. That's partly why I do water changes more often than not. I shall be moving onto Seachem Prime soon.
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Water conditioner

Unseen wrote: We all have different ways to our WC I guess.


1. I turn off everything apart from the light, and I do my gravel clean. My Plec and Oscar does make a lot of mess, so I need to try and get rid of any organic waste trapped in the gravel. Gotta keep those Nitrates down!

2. I clean my glass and then stir my gravel at the end when it seems like I can't get any more waste. Whatever is left goes into the water.

3. I then use a tube and suck out the water into a bucket. The aim is 50%.

4. I add my Stress Coat. When it comes to Water Conditioner I always top up the amount for the whole tank with a little extra to be safe.

5. I add my water.


This happens every few days. The water quality is very good for me, apart from 20 Nitrates which I have in my tap water. That's partly why I do water changes more often than not. I shall be moving onto Seachem Prime soon.

20ppm out of your tap puts you in a position where a w/c is needed. How do you figure your water quality is good when even a 100% change leaves you at 20 and rises from there?


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