Originally Posted by acadialover
I do that in my big tanks from the faucet, but only have 5 gallon BEtta tanks.
How do you do it ? FRom the faucet ?
I also have a 5 gallon (it's 5.5 actually but close enough hehe)
I usually leave water in a big pot over night to settle. Then I have bucket ready for old water. I gravel vac/ syphon old water out. Then I go to the faucet downstairs and rinse out the tubing so there are no old traces of water left. Then I come back up and hold the pot higher than the tank itself, (I usually set it over the open top so I'm not holding it until my arms are like jello) and do the same with the clean pot into the tank. I think Aldo seems less disturbed by it than when I pour water in, that and I'm not disturbing the plants/ substrate too much either.
Do you find it a lot more gentle too? How are you going about it?