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Old 09-23-2012, 08:18 PM   #1 
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New territory for me...heated tanks....how to change water???

Hi Everyone

Well, Steely & Marley now have heaters in their tanks. Soon each will be properly filtered

Now that each tank is about 77 degrees......how does my water change routine change? What tricks do you all have for getting my replacement water around the same temperature as the tank water?

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Old 09-23-2012, 08:28 PM   #2 
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It's really pretty easy.. just get a spare thermometer to check while you're filling your bucket.
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Old 09-23-2012, 08:29 PM   #3 
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I usually grab a thermometer and place it in the empty tank I use to move water from the sink to the tank, but that's if I'm leaving the fish in the tank. If I cup them (sometimes I can catch the little dudes, sometimes I can't), I add warm water and check the temp as I fill it. Sometimes I toss a few loads of cool water if it's too warm, sometimes a few hotter ones if it's too cold. Generally, I try to cup them, but as I said, there are times where I can't suck them in or I can't net them.
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Old 09-23-2012, 08:59 PM   #4 
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Hi

Thank you for your responses. I should have added that my non-softened hardwater tap source is cold only.

Should I simply place the gallons of replacement water on heating pad and drop a thermometor into the jugs of water?

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Old 09-23-2012, 09:15 PM   #5 
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Yes you could do that :)
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Old 09-23-2012, 09:18 PM   #6 
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You could do that or you could also use a spare heater and just let it sit overnight :)
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:09 AM   #7 
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boil some water and adjust XD
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