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got a question,, i use a brute container to do a WC i use seachem safe to treat the water and let it sit overnight... is it necessary to wait overnight for the seachem to effect or a couple of hours will do? ( 8hrs)

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No need to wait. You can add the water immediately to your tank.
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No need to wait. You can add the water immediately to your tank.
I agree safe works instantly have used it for 3 years and put straight tap in my tank with safe or prime...
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oh okay!!

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In fact, letting it sit like that is actually a bad thing. Safe only binds for about 24 hours, so you are reducing the amount of time your tank has to process everything Safe had binded to.

The only time you need to let water sit like that is if you know for certain chlorine is used and you just want to let it gas off and don't use water conditioner.
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In fact, letting it sit like that is actually a bad thing. Safe only binds for about 24 hours, so you are reducing the amount of time your tank has to process everything Safe had binded to.

The only time you need to let water sit like that is if you know for certain chlorine is used and you just want to let it gas off and don't use water conditioner.
so i can use water straight from the faucet?
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so i can use water straight from the faucet?
Pretty much. I literally set temp, fill bucket, add Safe, and pump into my tank a few minutes later. Our water uses Chloramine, and I've never lost any of my CRS or CPD's doing this.
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A lot of us actually pipe water that's been adjusted to the right temperature straight from the tap into the tank and add dechlorinator equivalent to the entire volume of the tank rather than the volume being replaced. I started doing this last year with Seachem Safe and I've had no problems.

The bucket brigade just isn't practical for 50% water changes on multiple tanks over 55 gallons. Get yourself a Python, it'll change your life.
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A lot of us actually pipe water that's been adjusted to the right temperature straight from the tap into the tank and add dechlorinator equivalent to the entire volume of the tank rather than the volume being replaced. I started doing this last year with Seachem Safe and I've had no problems.

The bucket brigade just isn't practical for 50% water changes on multiple tanks over 55 gallons. Get yourself a Python, it'll change your life.
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