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How often do you change your water?

Discussion in 'General Freshwater' started by dereks, Sep 30, 2018.

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What % & frequency do you Chang your water? (Multiple tanks select for each)

  1. 20-30% once/week

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  2. 35-45% once/2 weeks

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  3. I only top off

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  1. dereks

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    Just curious
     
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    Usually 20-30% once a week.
     
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    I aim for >50% a week, on the majority of the tanks.
     
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    Once a week, to be consistent and to mitigate stresses created by less frequent larger water changes.
    Amounts vary from 10% in my shrimp/micro-fish tank to 40% for my planted CO2 injected tank.
     
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    50% weekly (or whenever I get around to it)
     
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    Which reminds me...
     
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    Lol. Yea, I finally printed a mini calendar and taped it to the inside of the brand's door to blot the day I do it.

    Almost impossible to do it the same day each week.
     
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    Well thanks for the responses, I was hoping the poll would draw a larger sample pool.
     
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    Maybe the question was a bit vague. Often, the WC routine is based on stocking, feeding and how well planted.
     
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    I live in a chronic drought area now so I do less than an optimum 50%+weekly WCs...But all my tanks are at least medium or more planted with low fish stocking. I'm a rare tester, but when I do, I never see more than 5ppm nitrate at most. I know that's not the entire tank picture as Bob alluded to, there's a major "squish factor"...but some of that comes with experience...When in any doubt, change more water more often! That's my mantra & has been for almost 30 years. It works!
     
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