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Daniela
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Water conditioner
« on: April 07, 2012, 12:22:23 PM »

When using water conditioner do you mix it into fresh water just before you add it to the tank or do you add it to fresh water and leave the water sitting for 24 hours.

I was told by my local fish shop to add it to fresh water and leave the water for 24 hours. I did that but found i didn't have enough buckets to keep the fresh water in. My sister in law told me to mix it into the fresh water before adding it to the tank. I now do this as its a lot easier. I want to know who is right or are they both wrong

Sorry for all the questions and if they sound a bit silly. I keep thinking of things to ask everytime i come on here Smiley
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scrivens345
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Re: Water conditioner
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2012, 12:28:54 PM »

You can either leave the tank water for 24 hours OR add conditioner.
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Daniela
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Re: Water conditioner
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2012, 12:36:25 PM »

So the man at the fish shop was making us leave the water with the conditioner in it for 24 hours for no reason. No wonder it was a hard job for me Smiley
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scrivens345
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Re: Water conditioner
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2012, 02:32:39 PM »

You see, tap water contains chlorine/chloramine compounds. These will dissipate within 24 hours, however it is much more convenient to use an additive. These additives also contain beneficial bacteria and vitamins.
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Nossie
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Re: Water conditioner
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2012, 07:29:40 AM »

I was always just mixing it into the water while I fill the buckets Smiley That way the water movement will mix it real nicely. I sometimes leave the buckets to sit for just a few minutes while I trim the plants or clean the glasses of the tank though c:
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Skwishee
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Re: Water conditioner
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2012, 03:37:10 AM »

I often add conditioner to my water while it's in buckets and leave it to sit for a while, before adding it to the tank  Smiley
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Christina90
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Re: Water conditioner
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2012, 12:29:32 PM »

When I change the aquarium water, I usually put the fresh water into a bucket, where I'll then add the conditioner. Then I wait a few minutes as I mix the water (making sure the conditioner has had enough time to condition the water - I use AquaSafe for this). After several minutes, I'll slowly add the fresh water to the aquarium.

I've been using this method for over 10 years and haven't ran into any problems.

Best of luck!
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