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View Poll Results: Water changes..... How often/How much?
Once a week 25% 63 25.93%
Once a week more than 25% 104 42.80%
Once every 2 weeks 25% 26 10.70%
Once every 2 weeks more than 25% 29 11.93%
Once a month 25% 10 4.12%
once a month more than 25% 11 4.53%
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Old 01-22-2011, 09:27 PM
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Just curious as to often you do water changes and how much water do you change out?


I personally used to do about 25% about every 2 weeks. I think this was because I feed my adult colonies every other day so water quality stay better longer.
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180g tank with 15 occupants

Monday: 90%
Wednesday: 50%
Friday: 25% (on this day I add aquarium salt)

I've been doing this for almost 2 years and this works for crystal clear water, immaculate substrate and super fast growing fish. *May not work for everyone*
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180g tank with 15 occupants

Monday: 90%
Wednesday: 50%
Friday: 25% (on this day I add aquarium salt)

I've been doing this for almost 2 years and this works for crystal clear water, immaculate substrate and super fast growing fish. *May not work for everyone*
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25 % ea wk .8)
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All depends on the tank for me. Kapampa tank once a week and normally 30-35%. Have one that gets more like 60% per week, as currently stocked and filtered. Another tank at 25% every two or three weeks and others in between.
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May I ask why I'm the only one that believes in large water changes? I have seen tanks that only get 25% bi-weekly changes and they all have problems with either sick fish, small fish, algae or dirty substrate.
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May I ask why I'm the only one that believes in large water changes? I have seen tanks that only get 25% bi-weekly changes and they all have problems with either sick fish, small fish, algae or dirty substrate.
All depends on your tank, equipment, substrate, # of fish, species of fish, what you feed, water you start with, redox (important factor a lot of people aren't aware of), and other factors. I've bred thousands of fry of various species and guarantee I know what I'm doing and DO NOT get ANY of those problems in my tanks. I customize water changes to the needs of the particular tank, based on expertise gained from experience. For example, in my Kapampa tank with the 30% weekly water changes, nitrates at stay 5.

There are many ways to set up and balance a tank-- it really comes down to there being more than one way to do things. I just know what works for me.
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I usually do 50% once a week on most of my tanks.
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I do 50% every 2 weeks on my tanks.
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ummm 70 to 80% about every 4 to 6 weeks

but i had to vote more then 25% 1 x per month
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