The Angel Fish Guide to Water Changes.

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Postby Carylnz » Tue May 13, 2008 9:56 pm

Filter sponges are easy. Rinse them out, when they get clogged, in used tank water when you do a water change.
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Postby Switch01252 » Sat Nov 22, 2008 12:46 pm

my fish to love having the water change done when i use to put it into slowly they use to always get int he way of it and use to love it so a tipped the bucket in slowly and carefully to remuse like a waterfull type and they love it always swimming in and out of the current of the water
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Postby Apistogramma » Sat Nov 22, 2008 12:55 pm

Yup - if you have a filter with a jet aim it at the surface and they'll play in that too!
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Postby Switch01252 » Sat Nov 22, 2008 12:58 pm

yeah i do because i have the aqua one style 980 with the trickel filter the always seem to play in that and with my bubbles
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Postby grumpysteve » Mon Aug 31, 2009 6:07 pm

i noticed something you missed.... but i dont want you to hate me for pointing it out!

after turning the power off you should wait 15-20 mins for the heater to cool down.

other than that it was excellent, unfortunately i have to let the water im putting in my tank rest over night because the pH rises (where did i get that idea? i wonder :wink: ). not too much of a problem now but when i get my bigger tank (when the missus lets me) i'll be using a pump from an old filter to suck the water from my big water container into the tank, otherwise it could be pretty time consuming!
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Postby Angel Fish » Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:11 am

Ooooops :oops:

Thanks for pointing that out :wink:
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Postby markee » Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:01 pm

Unless you have a Fluval Tronic, which shuts off as soon as the water level drops :wink:
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Postby Angel Fish » Tue Sep 01, 2009 4:11 pm

Actually, the reason I didn't mention it was because I never take out enough water to uncover the heaters (they are horizontal about halfway up the tank), and I always match the temp to within 0.01 degree before I add the new water. :?
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Postby markee » Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:14 pm

It took you 6 hours to think of that AF? :cheeky:
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Postby Angel Fish » Wed Sep 02, 2009 5:10 am

Yeah, well........ I was busy :cheeky:
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Postby Apistogramma » Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:55 am

It took you 6 hours to think of that AF? :cheeky:

Of course not - she just didn't want the rest of you to feel daft. :wink:
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Postby the_funny_carpet » Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:34 am

dont have a gravel cleaner (yet! am getting one for my birthday in october!) is it possible to do the same thing just with a piece of tubing?
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Postby Apistogramma » Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:41 am

Yes but mind you don't vac up the substrate by mistake.
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Postby markee » Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:52 pm

Becky wrote:
It took you 6 hours to think of that AF? :cheeky:

Of course not - she just didn't want the rest of you to feel daft. :wink:


I don't need AF to do that.......i can do it all by myself :innocent: :mrgreen:
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Postby colier23 » Sun Nov 15, 2009 7:23 pm

pretty much the same method i use also pour in the water using a small jug as it avoids splashback and bucket tipping can cause a bit of a mess in the tank lol. My gravel cleaner though you can just shake up and down once submerged so dont need to do any sucking :D
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