| | How to properly refil tank
Hey folks- not sure where this thread really should go but since it's general I thought this was a good start:
So I've always wondered how effective dechlor chemicals are and how quickly they work, relative to how quickly the chlorine can kill the good bacteria.
For example, I have this lovely custom faucet attachment for my siphon hose. After cleaning the tank and removing 1/3 of the water, I dose the tank with Prime. Then I start refilling with chlorinated water.
Nothing terrible has ever happened but without shrimp or snails, I consistantly have diatoms and some green spot algae. No biggie. But these are typical "new tank" pests.
Related? The fish and shrimp (when I had them) always did fantastic. No signs of re-cycling the filter, certainly.
Anyway, curious what the group's thoughts are.