Water Conditioner After Water Change Question.

Discussion in 'Water Changes' started by Docgab, Jul 30, 2017.

  1. DocgabNew MemberMember

    Hello all,

    Quick question for you. I have pretty dang low water pressure. I have a 125 gal tank that I do weekly water changes of 30 - 40 % on. It takes a fair amount of time to refill with my python. About 20 -30 mins to refill tank. This may be a silly question but I am not well versed on water conditioners. Should I add the total amount of conditioner at once at the beginning or maybe spread it out through the refill process? I wasn't sure if the extra conditioner just hangs out waiting for unconditioned water or if it degrades relatively quickly.

    I hope this makes sense. Thanks!
  2. AquaphobiaFishlore LegendMember

    You can add your conditioner right away. It will still work when you get the last of the water in :)
  3. bopsalotWell Known MemberMember

    Hi there! Good question. In your case, I would be adding the water conditioner right before you start the refill. It will indeed hang out for a while waiting for chlorine, chloramine, and heavy metals to react with. Shouldn't hurt anything. Good luck.
  4. DocgabNew MemberMember

    I figured as much. Thanks so much for your replies folks!
  5. aquatickeeperFishlore VIPMember

    I also use a Python and I add it all at once (for whole tank volume) with no problems.

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