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01-18-2015, 01:55 PM
OK I hope this dosent sound silly,but when I do a water change with fry or eggs in the tank,besides being room temp water,how do I get it close to the tank temp?Do I put a heater in the bucket?

01-18-2015, 02:52 PM
It depends on how you get fresh water into your tank. I use a hose straight off the tap and mix hot/cold water to obtain the right temperature. If using buckets you will need to find a way to heat the water as room temperature is often too cold; or to temporarily store fresh water in an empty aquarium that could be heated prior to use. If heating in a plastic bucket use caution that the heater core doesn't melt a hole in the plastic.

01-18-2015, 03:40 PM
I'm always blown away the things you Angelfish folks get away with compared to Discus people. Y'all are making me consider changing my ways.

01-19-2015, 02:32 PM
OK So what I did was drill a hole in the top of the water bucket and put the heater in through the hole. This way it can heat the water and I dont have to worry about it melting the plastic because it is in the center of the bucket.

01-19-2015, 02:38 PM
That takes care of the heating. Throw in a air stone. It will take care of any pH swing.