Water Conditioner After Water Change Question.

  1. Docgab

    Docgab New Member Member

    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. Aquaphobia

    Aquaphobia Fishlore Legend Member

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

    bopsalot Well Known Member Member

    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. OP

    Docgab New Member Member

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

    aquatickeeper Fishlore VIP Member

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