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Water change question

Discussion in 'New to the Hobby Questions and Answers' started by Bettapuppy, May 21, 2019.

  1. Bettapuppy

    Bettapuppy New Member
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    How exactly do you do large water changes in a heated tank? I’m doing 75% water changes in my bettas tank right now as he has fin rot. I let treated tap water sit out for a few hours to get to room temperature (about 70 degrees F), but his heater is set at 78. He is sitting in a cup right now waiting for his tank to heat back up. What do you all do?
     
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    Don't take the fish out for a start. Just leave the fish in the tank and use a gravel cleaner to drain water and suck the gunk out of the gravel.

    Fill up a bucket/s with tap water and add dechlorinator. Add some boiled water to increase the temperature a bit. Aerate the bucket/s of water for at least 5 minutes (preferably 30 minutes), then add the new water to the tank.

    As long as the new water is within a couple of degrees, the fish will be fine.
     
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    Unless you have a problem with your water heater tank in your home, you can use mixed hot/cold tap water without boiling cold water to add.
     
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    I just put my finger in the tank, then put my finger in the water, and make it warmer or colder
     
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  5. PheonixKingZ

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    Yes, if it is hot out side, you could leave it out there for about 15 min, and I should heat up. :)
     

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