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300 gallon and ei and dechlorinating

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I'm looking to buy a 300 gallon and will be wanting to go high tech. I would use ei dosing and am thinking about how the weekly water change would go. The simplest thing I could think of is running the hose directly into the tank to do the refill and add dechlorinater as I went (directly into the tank). I did this on my 125 way back when but honestly don't remember paying attention to the fish and how they reacted very much.

Is this an ok idea in terms of not wanting to put the fish under stress? Any better ideas?
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Works just fine. I add dechlor in several smaller doses as it fills, so the total dose adds up to the correct dose for the total tank volume, no matter how much (or little) the water change is.
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Sweet. That's what I was thinking as well. Now onto finding a light (s) that will be high light for 30"+ of depth. :/
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Metal halide or a solar tube skylight


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Metal halide is what I've been thinking. Solar tube was really cool. I hadn't heard of that before
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You do not NEED high light to go high tech ,and given the tanks volume, and trying to get good distribution of CO2 throughout, I would think lower PAR would not make the distribution of the gas as critical as it would be under very high lighting.
Folk's often say it is better to be able to increase the light at will than to not have enough, but it begs the question..what is enough.?
Any CO2 you can add is gonna have a pronounced affect, but excessive lighting makes it more difficult to provide consistently while under very high lighting compared to lower light energy.
Can use as much light as you want, but I would want the ability to raise the fixture, or dim the intensity.
Will make thing's easier IMHO.
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