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Old 12-22-2010, 07:47 PM   #1 
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water change- how do i keep the temp steady?

is there an easy way for me to make sure i don't shock my poor fish with different temp water for his change?
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Old 12-22-2010, 07:54 PM   #2 
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Get empty water jugs. Setup a Day or two in advance prior to your water replacement date and fill them with water, add conditioner, let stand. This willl allow them to reach room temperature.
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Old 12-22-2010, 07:55 PM   #3 
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I just check the temperatures. I either use my finger or my thermometer, just making sure its within close range.
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Old 12-22-2010, 08:00 PM   #4 
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Yup, I just use my finger too. I fill a cup with tank water and just put my finger in the cup and the other up to the faucet to compare. A degree or two off won't hurt anything.
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Old 12-22-2010, 08:09 PM   #5 
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When I do full changes I just put nice warm water in and float them for a while, just to make sure they don't go into shock.
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Old 12-22-2010, 08:40 PM   #6 
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ahh i got a jug sitting in front of the heater so ittl reach simmilar to my heated water hopefully. i figure he could use a partial change despite being in a 10g for a week

edit; i guess when i get money i can get some tubing to gently siphon the water in slowly as well

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Old 12-22-2010, 08:59 PM   #7 
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The good ol finger trick, never use anything else. I feel the temp of the tank water then heat up my freshwater to what it feels like.
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Old 12-22-2010, 09:32 PM   #8 
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I try to make the water as close to the temp as I can, BUT I do like to run the tank for about an hour before I put the fishies back in so the conditioner really cycles in and the temp levels back out.
Plus, floating the cup in the tank for about 15 minutes or so can help equalize the water temp.
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Old 12-23-2010, 01:07 AM   #9 
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Old 12-23-2010, 10:23 AM   #10 
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you also may age a bucket of water and put it where your betta jar/tank is, to make sure both the temperature are the same. that way you dont have to worry about the temperature difference, moreover age water is better for your betta. anyway, if you house your betta in a large tank with heater, that'll be a different story
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