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How do you pretreat fresh water with conditioners while using the Python Siphon System? Should I add the conditioner to the tank?

Aug 24, 2013
Fitpaul wrote
Ever since I have been using the Python Siphon System I have not bothered to condition the tap water because there is no way of doing so before adding the fresh water to the tank. I notice that now my plants are starting to die presumably because of toxic substances in the tap water.

All the conditioners I have, state in the instructions, that the tap water should be treated before adding to the tank. What does everyone else do?
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Aug 24, 2013
David agent wrote
Hi

First of all can I refer you to the videos on the USA website that manufacture it.

Secondly when I return water to the tank I now use buckets of water mixed with aqua safe. I used to run the water back as per the video from a small height and slow to aerate and neutralise the water.... Never got my head round it!
Aug 27, 2013
Fitpaul wrote
Hi David,

Thanks for your response. You use buckets to return water to the tank? Am I missing something here? I thought the whole idea of the Python Siphon was to eliminate the need for buckets and all the mess associated with that.

I checked the video on the website as you suggested and it looks like they recommend adding the conditioner to the tank. So how much conditioner should I add? Enough for the volume of fresh water added or for the entire volume of the tank? Should I add the conditioner to the tank before or after I add the fresh water? What about plant food? Does the conditioner interfere with that?

I did a search on the internet for all these questions and came up with nothing. Am I the only one concerned about this? Maybe it simply doesn't matter.
Sep 16, 2013
David agent wrote
I must apologise for the late response.

For future issues please email me direct at david@aquatics-suppliers.co.uk

As for the buckets .. I guess it is convenient for me. But adding conditioner just for the volume to be readded is fine.

David