Will some you fellow aquarists share you water change procedure with me and critique mine?
Here's how I do mine:
Turn off filtration and CO2.
Run hose from tank to sink (connected to waterbed fill/drain adapter)
Adjust adapter to drain and momentarily turn on water at sink to create siphon
Once siphon is active, use hose end at tank to suck up detritus
Once I've sucked up the detritus, I just let the water drain until approx 75% of water is removed.
Now I'm ready to fill the tank, so I turn on the sink and mix the hot and cold until the temp coming out of the faucet is the same as the tank.
I place a dish into the tank and clamp the hose so the output hits the dish.
I then switch the adapter from drain to fill, and begin filling the tank.
During the din and fill time, I clean my Eheim (once a month).
When the water is approx. a couple of inches from the top, I turn on the filtration and CO2.
When the water has reached the top, I turn off the faucet and remove the hose from the tank.
I then add (3) teaspoons of superbuffer dKH and (10) teaspoons of GH Booster.
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