when you change 10-15% of water for your tank, do you add water conditioner into the new water that you want to pour in . OR After you pour new water into the tank first, then add water conditioner into the tank!??
I use a 5 gallon bucket to refill so I just add the proper amount to the bucket as it's filling. I use aquasafe and it has the measuring thing indented in the top of the cap. Half is for 10 gallons so I usually do about a quarter of the top for each bucket. Too much is better than not enough I always say......
I always add dechlor to the bucket also ... Works out much cheaper!!! I wouldnt worry about over-dosing with dechlor either as some people double dose to counter water additions by ttheir local water board so you would seriously have to OD on dechlor before it becomes harmful to your fish, thats what i was told on here from experienced fishies!!!
you should do it before! it may not make that large of a difference but you may forget sometimes too! i use a 5 gallon bucket and marked out each gallon so i know haw much to take out/put back in. i think it works very well plus you know how much contiditioner to put in (ex put 3 gallons in, add 15 drops in the bucket). it will be accurate plus it saves money.
make sure though you buy a bucket from home depot or lowes only. you need a food safe bucket with no chemicals, and then do a 10% bleach solution and let it soak for a while. then rince it out with hot water for a while until the bleach smell is gone. have fun
I would say, from a noobish stand point this is good.
I add to the buckets + .1ml each ( if a cap treats 50 gal and is 5ml then .1ml per gallon that would be .5ml per 5 gallon bucket, I add .6 to accommodate any error of air in syringe etc)
I perssonaly would never add water straight from the hose for fear of damaging my bacteria or fish but I see the logic, if you do, to add a full tank worth of treatment prior to sticking the hose in... (this creates the additional temperature stress and is another question altogether but just as important)
pre treated water will be ready/safe b4 it ever reaches the tank, post treated carries a risk, however small it may be.
Not to be , well extremely confrontational with a MOD but...
Can you direct the way forward in detail to the situation of each water supplied or should an individual be required to understand what is in the water from the particular tap without any in depth research?
This is viable in extremely specific circumstantial conditions and in no way recommended to the average keeper.
USE conditioner unless you fully understand your particular parameters and are willing to risk the health of your tank.