is this the correct process

Discussion in 'Cleaning and Maintenance' started by PuffPuff, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. PuffPuffWell Known MemberMember

    so I do my 25% water change. I use a 5 gallon bucket and siphon the water out n the fish poo the best I can. then I run the tap into my other 5 gallon bucket I throw in the de-chlorinator and throw in a power head to mix the tap with the de-chlorinator. I leave it running in the bucket for about a good 15mins, more or less. then I pour the water into my aquarium. am I missing anything or any thing else I should add to my water change?
  2. leftswerveWell Known MemberMember

    let the new water run/season for about 24hrs is ideal.

  3. amydebValued MemberMember

    Pretty much that's it. I don't add a power head. I put the water conditioner in the bucket, then run the water in. I let it sit for a minute - no specific amount of time, usually because I am putting other things away, etc. Dechlorinator works instantly.
  4. el337Fishlore LegendMember

    I follow the same process as amydeb. :)
  5. matsungitWell Known MemberMember

    For dechlorinators, swishing by hand is enough, no need for a powerhead. For my Figure Eight puffers I also add 1/4 cup marine salt mix per 5 gallons. This is where you'll need a powerhead.
  6. PuffPuffWell Known MemberMember

  7. EricVFishlore VIPMember

    No need for the power head for mixing dechlorinator. It's more or less instant.
  8. PuffPuffWell Known MemberMember

    okay, cause I keep seeing that buffers are needed at times, things like that
  9. mikerox29Well Known MemberMember

    Just make sure that the temperature of the water change water is the same (or similar) to that of the tank

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