I don't treat the tap water BEFORE I put it in the aquarium.
mssbass wrote:Ok guys - thank you for your response. I'll try to give you as much info as possible. The real question is can I leave my oscar and others in the tank while I add tap water directly from the tap. I add the stress coat as the tap water comes into the aquarium. The fish huddle in the corner. I understand now I need to turn off the canister filter as I add the new water and let sit for 5 minutes after adding. I bought a grounding probe but after reading all the controversy, I don't think I'm going to use it; however, I'm definitely going to install a GFCI outlet!
Tank size - 90 gallons
Set up 4 years
3 fish - 1 large oscar, 1 convict (adult), 1 pleco (5")
Filtration - 1 Rena XP Canister Filter (no carbon)
Ammonia = 0
Nitrite = 0ppm
Nitrate = 10ppm
PH = 6.0
Temp = 80
All decor is out of the tank due to the oscar trying to kill himself (split lip, shedding scales due to hitting himself on top of tank)
Just bought and adding Fish Zole for HTH disease (1 small hole on top of head - but growing) Other fish do not show symptoms of the disease.
about 7-10 large pellets daily of Cichlid Gold (red pellets) twice daily - oscar tends to chew up and spit out alot
last water change was today (1/2 of tank) - added Fish Zole and new vitamins (vitamins clouded water quite a bit)
Thank you so much for your help. There isn't any real help here in my area.
Gerry wrote:When I used dechlorinator I only ever treated what I put back.
Time wise the dechlorinator was added before I started filling and once the tank was filled then really only sat the time it took me to put away the hose,
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