NANFA-- Changing water while dishwasher is running

Sajjad Lateef (
Mon, 17 Nov 2003 06:14:12 -0800 (PST)

Well, I found out that I shouldn't be changing
the water in my tanks from the kitchen faucet
while the dishwasher is running - the hard way.

When the dishwasher stops running, the warm water
setting of the kitchen faucet gets hotter than
before (I figure that the hot water is no longer
going to the dishwasher and ends up in the faucet).

The Python was happily filling up the tank and
I suddenly noticed one of my biggest sailfin mollies
floating upside down. Thinking Osmotic Shock
(I have softened water and usually add salt and
baking soda later to the tank), I put my hand
in to pull her out and whoa! the water was more
than 95F. I lost this one big female and countless
fry. Thank goodness I still have a male and another
female left.

Immediately switched to coldest water setting and
did another water change real fast. <whew>

For the rest of the amatuers out there who use
faucet water, watch out ... no water changes when
the dishwasher is running.



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