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hs012
Hi,

I change my usual method of water change last week by adding the water directly into tank and notice that the tank foam a little for the first three days.

I'm thinking that the chlorine in the tap water kill the BBs even thought I added anti chlorine.

Does anyone take out the spone filters just before adding water and than transfer them back into the tank after water change an hour later?

Cheers
Hans
desireless
I have no idea what is the extend of damages Chlorine in our water does to BB colony in sponge filter. But to be on the safe side, I usually take out my sponge filters and fishes before adding in new water. And as the water is filling up my tank, I would add in the neccessary amount of stuff like anti-chlorine and BS. At this time the water will still be filling up. When it reaches the level I want, I will turn off the tap and let the water temp equalize with the water (takes about an hour plus) . After this, I add in the fishes, my sponge filters and on my other filters.
hs012
QUOTE(desireless @ Thu, 06 Oct 2005 8:46 pm)
I have no idea what is the extend of damages Chlorine in our water does to BB colony in sponge filter. But to be on the safe side, I usually take out my sponge filters and fishes before adding in new water. And as the water is filling up my tank, I would add in the neccessary amount of stuff like anti-chlorine and BS. At this time the water will still be filling up. When it reaches the level I want, I will turn off the tap and let the water temp equalize with the water (takes about an hour plus) . After this, I add in the fishes, my sponge filters and on my other filters.
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Thanks Desireless, I did not observe any chance to my fishes as I add water slowly. Will take out the sponge filter next change.

Hans
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