I have a water change related question for you - sorry to start a new thread, but I figured it was better than Hi-jacking someone elses.
I have seen many people here make reference to changing their aquarium water by simply draining it out, then adding it back to the tank by means of a hose,.. this quote by Tom even shows a really slick attachment to help automate the process:
My question is, how do you deal with dechlorination when you use this method?Originally Posted by Tom Barr
I used to do something like it when I lived in Phoenix and still had my big tanks, but after a while I noticed I always lost fish right after water changes even though my temp was well matched.
I assumed (though possibly incorrectly) that the cloramine was not being neutralized quickly enough, and either the Chlorine, or ammonia was burning the fishes gills and killing them.
I would love to go back to using a hose, but I'm worried about my fish, and wondered if you used some attachment to declor,.. or if you use a particular brand of declor that's better,.. or add water slowly,.. or do anything special to elevate this issue.