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Re: [APD] Microwaving water for water changes a bad thing?
I use Amquel all the time for water changes. I haven't had problems with it.
As for the temp I prefer to leave the water sit until room
temperature. I definately wouldn't use any water from the hot water
tank in the house for the aquarium. In a pinch, I think warming it on
the stove or in the microwave would be fine. The best IMO is to leave
it sit somewhere safe (where the kids wont toss stuff in and the dog
wont drink from it) till it gets to room temp.
On Wed, 23 Feb 2005 09:14:32 -0800, Liz W <satirica at gmail_com> wrote:
> On Tue, 22 Feb 2005 20:48:40 -0500, Derek Parr <derekparr at earthlink_net> wrote:
> > Here's a silly question. I got lots. ;]
> > When I make water changes, It comes straight from the tap after it goes
> > through an under sink filter that takes out the chloramines. But its
> > cold, particularly at this time of year. I wonder if anyone is aware of
> > any downsides to "nuking" it to get it to the temp of the tank water?
> What I did was buy some Amquel. For a water change remove water from
> the tank, add the Amquel to the tank then run a mixutre of hot and
> cold water at the temperature you need into the tank. Lots easier and
> faster than microwaving water to go into the tank and having to guess
> how much/what temps to use.
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