Refilling a tank with a hose

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Chawk Fish

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I have a new 29 gal. and am in the cycling process. Since there will be many 50% + water changes in my future, I was wondering if I could add Prime conditioner to the low tank water and use a garden hose to refill. I am on public water. I am concerned about killing the bacteria before the prime works. Thanks for your help!
 

OrionGirl

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I'd be more concerned about the hose...but yes, you can add the water conditioner before all the water is in, that's the way I do it.

Most hoses are NOT safe for use in a fish tank. The rubber used is treated with algicides and fungicides. The ones labeled as 'food safe', sold for use in RVs are ok, but a standard garden hose is not a good choice.
 

Chawk Fish

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I'd be more concerned about the hose...but yes, you can add the water conditioner before all the water is in, that's the way I do it.

Most hoses are NOT safe for use in a fish tank. The rubber used is treated with algicides and fungicides. The ones labeled as 'food safe', sold for use in RVs are ok, but a standard garden hose is not a good choice.

Thanks to you both for the info. I have the RV hose and will use it. The conditioner seems to be very efficient in doing it's job. Sure makes water changes a lot easier!
 
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