Forgot To Dechlorinate At Water Change!

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I was doing a water change in my 20 gallon and when I was adding in the water from my tap, I completely forgot to add the dechlorinator to my water first. I realized within a minute or so and quickly added prime to the tank, but what are the odds that I just killed all of my fish and/or beneficial bacteria?
 

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I was doing a water change in my 20 gallon and when I was adding in the water from my tap, I completely forgot to add the dechlorinator to my water first. I realized within a minute or so and quickly added prime to the tank, but what are the odds that I just killed all of my fish and/or beneficial bacteria?
1 minute is not a problem. There was a time I didn't remember until I completed topped off the tank and cleaned everything up. Then as I stared at the tank, I thought to myself "hmmmmm. I feel like I forgot something".

Yup, it was 30 mins later that I remembered to add Prime.
 
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Thanks guys, that makes me feel better. I have been staring at the tank watching for sick fish like a crazy person!
 
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