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water storage problem

Discussion in 'Estimative Index' started by ilaizm, May 6, 2009.

  1. ilaizm

    ilaizm Junior Poster

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    I am planning to start using EI however I have a small problem related to the 50% water changes. My tank is a 90G. The water barrel I use to store and age water only holds 25%. And I don't have room where to store another barrel
     
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    Most of us don't store the change water. We just add Prime or another good dechlorinator to the half full tank, then use tap water to fill up the tank the rest of the way. The primary reason people used to age change water was to let the chlorine escape. But, now that most water companies use chloramine instead of chlorine, it take far too long to get rid of chlorine that way, and the ammonia is still left behind even if you do. Prime neutralizes both the chlorine and ammonia.
     
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    You can add prime before filling the aquarium with straight tap, and it won't hurt? What fish have you tried this with? Any stress symptoms during WC?

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  4. Tom Barr

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    Another option is RO run a lower light level and stick with 25% WC and run the EI at about 1/2 to 1/3.

    Should work fine, you might consider testing some etc after a weeks here and there, just NO3 and not much else.

    I'd just use tap and add dechlorinator.
    Much easier.

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