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Re: [APD] Microwaving water for water changes a bad thing?

The problem with letting water sit to reach room temperature is that if you change a third to a half of the water every week, you end up with buckets of water sitting around destroying the ambiance of your family room for almost half of the week. My wife is very accepting of my hobby, but believe me, she isn't that accepting! So, I think now I will follow Liz's plan - use the kitchen sink faucet, set the water temperature there and add the Amquel before adding the refill water. That way my marriage may survive longer. Incidentally, years ago I found that I could use my finger to check water temperature, and do it accurate to a couple of degrees. Now that I am older I may have to resort to a thermometer.

On Wednesday, February 23, 2005, at 09:31 PM, D. Noal wrote:

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.

David Noal

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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