Discussion in 'Fish and Aquarium - all types' started by hop0626, Jul 23, 2004.
How do I do A 25% water change for a 55 gal Aquarium what are the steps
I am not quite sure.. but I am suggesting using gravel cleaners.. even though its time-consuming.
I usaly set aside the water im going to use ahead of time, add de-chlorinator and let it sit to get the water to room temp. Get a gravel vaccum and suck all the gunk off the bottom until you remove the amount of water you want to then replace it with the new water.
How long do I let the water sit after I add the de-chlorinator
Actually, dechlorinator works almost instantly so you really don't have to let it sit unless it's for the temperature.
When I refill my tanks, I use a garden hose attached to my kitchen faucet. That way I can adjust the temp and get it pretty close to the tank temp. I don't have any chlorine in my water, but I know several people who fill their tanks the same way I do and they just add the dechlorinator as the tank is filling. They never had any problems.
chelle is right, chemical de-chlorinators work just about instantly but I usaly prefer to let the water sit to reach room temp. The water around here is very very heavily treated with chlorimine so it takes a little prep work before water changes with my tanks thank god de-chlorintor is cheap.
Do you have well water or are you hooked up to your local city water? You probably do not need to use declorinator if you have well water. Is your tank near (3ft or less)a window with window shades. It makes emptying your tank with a gravel vacuum alot easier.
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