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    Cool Filtration before water change

    Anyone try something like this? https://www.amazon.com/Camco-40631-P...%2Bfilter&th=1 to feel through the hose during water changes so you don't even need to remove chlorine via liquids after the fact?
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    I used to do this for my turtle tank. The house hold water filter has a carbon filter installed to help remove chlorine. I still dosed Prime/Safe though just in case.

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    Look into a Reverse Osmosis DeIonizer or RODI filter.

    They're more expensive, but more efficient than this, and they're most popular among reefers.

    For freshwater planted, anything less than about 10 gallon water changes monthly, I would be hard pressed, outside of convenience to choose this setup over prime/dechlorinater.

    But if you are handling 10+ gallon water changes a week, it becomes more economical.
    Last edited by Nick Shades; 12-28-2016 at 09:04 AM.

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    yes
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    just wondering if something like that made for RV's was safe for aquariums.
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    Quote Originally Posted by turtlehead View Post
    just wondering if something like that made for RV's was safe for aquariums.
    I wouldn't trust that to take out "enough" of the chorlines and chloramines we have in CA. Especially if you have shrimp. You could always just age your tap water to allow them to evaporate since your tanks aren't huge. Or... there are mini RODI systems now for under $100.

    We've used the linked product at shows when we're in a pinch/hurry with a lot of tanks to do but still use Prime or Safe to be sure.
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    I used to change water for fish tank like this. I still dosed Prime/Safe though just in case.
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    A 25% water change every two weeks is recommended. Some people prefer to do a larger change less frequently, such as 40-50% every two weeks. I personally change the water and then I start the filtration. I have a Fluval canister filter 206 and I alaways maintain the filtaration system.

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    People always doing water changes and etc. and sometime forget about cleaning fish tank filter. Sometimes you must to do it because you need a strong flow and good filtration too.

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