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Old 03-21-2011, 06:37 PM   #1 
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Removing Chlorine

I finally got a 10 gallon tank and just started cycling it. So my question is, when do I put in the chlorine remover once I've added the fish? Do I need to set aside some of the water first and add the chlorine remover before pouring it into the tank? Or am I supposed to add the water first and then immediately pour in chlorine remover? I would hate to mess up such a simple thing and kill my fish.
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Add water to tank, add water condtioner (chlorine remover), then once the temps are right add fish :D
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Old 03-21-2011, 06:40 PM   #3 
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You are supposed to already have added the dechlorinator. The tank can't build up beneficial bacteria if there is chlorine, because it will kill the cycle. You ALWAYS need to add the dechlorinator before pouring new water in the tank. You don't need to wait any longer than a minute to pour the dechlorinated water in.
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You are supposed to already have added the dechlorinator. The tank can't build up beneficial bacteria if there is chlorine, because it will kill the cycle. You ALWAYS need to add the dechlorinator before pouring new water in the tank. You don't need to wait any longer than a minute to pour the dechlorinated water in.
Oops! I forgot about the cycling part in my answer... OP, ignore my post ;)
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I already added declorinator before I started the cycle. I was just wondering when the dechlorinator should be added when I do cleanings and need to replace some of the water.
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Add it before you pour it in. That's it. =)
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Old 03-21-2011, 06:57 PM   #7 
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Ok, thanks! It seemed like such an silly question but I wanted to make sure I do it right.
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Old 03-21-2011, 06:58 PM   #8 
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No problem! There's no such thing as a silly question. =D
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