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Poll: How often do you do Water changes? (17 member(s) have cast votes)

How often do you do Water changes?

  1. 1 a day (0 votes [0.00%])

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  2. 1 every 3 days (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. 1 a week (11 votes [64.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 64.71%

  4. 1 every 2 weeks (4 votes [23.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.53%

  5. 1 a month (2 votes [11.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.76%

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#1 mrbeamers

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Posted 19 November 2004 - 07:26 AM

I have a 55 gal tank. I change one a week, about 6 gall change.

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Posted 21 November 2004 - 01:08 AM

Usually 25-30% weekly on the cycled tanks. My tanks are pretty well balanced right now, nothings really over or under stocked.

Anything that is uncycled (my betta tanks) gets one 100% change with complete clean out a week with a 20%-50% change in the middle of the week.

It depends on what I'm feeding though. Sometimes if I feed a lot of messy foods I'll do a little mid week gravel vac just to catch what the fish miss before it starts to foul the water.

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Posted 18 December 2004 - 05:01 AM

I gavel vac once every two weeks. do a 10 gal change then (55 gal tank) on opposite weeks I do about a 6 or 7 just water change.

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Posted 02 January 2005 - 06:19 AM

I marked once a week becasue that is when i usually do my 50-25% water changes. but throughout the week i usualy suck up junk from on top of the sand in my tank. this results in a very small water change. about 2 gallons is takn out of my tank(55gal). this results in about 4 water changes a week(3 about 2 gal, other one 50-25%). is that too much water changed constantly? please tell me what u think.
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Posted 02 January 2005 - 07:59 AM

i do once a week on all my tanks and a vac at the same time thank GOD for pythons lol :)

150g - 75%

65 - 50%

55 - 50%


my salt tanks i do

10hex - 20%

2.5 - 50%
150- Africans Cichlids

120 - salt

65- ( 4SALE )

55- africans mixed lakes

10 hex- salt ( 4SALE )

10x2 - empty

2.5- mini reef

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Posted 03 January 2005 - 11:34 AM

thanks for the response, Matt sounds good, I need to do more small daily changes to get the stuff off the bottom, just don't have the time

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 01:52 PM

I do about 30% once a week, and additional gravel vacuuming whenever food leftovers get out of hand.

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Posted 06 May 2005 - 01:44 PM

I only change my 29 gal. once a month (15%) and filter clean every 2 and i change my 75 galonce every 2 months (15%) and filter clean every 4 months and my water is healthy.

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 01:29 PM

I only change my 29 gal. once a month (15%) and filter clean every 2 and i change my 75 galonce every 2 months (15%) and filter clean every 4 months and my water is healthy.

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u might have healthy water but this sounds like a horrible schedual to me.... on the other hand i have 2 reef tanks so mabe that is why i change the water so often in my cichlid tank.
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Posted 16 May 2005 - 09:35 PM

Agreed, I'm not sure what "healthy" water encompasses but that sounds like a pretty frightening schedule to me. I don't have any saltwater tanks but I do overstock my tanks and often do extra changes to account for it. I have an overstocked 10g with four Mollies and fry and I do 50% bi-weekly changes to keep up with it.

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Posted 24 May 2005 - 08:21 AM

i think thats why my water changes are in-frequent because my tanks arent overstocked. my 29 has a dempsey and two pink convict with fry, and my 75 is a reef tank with eight cichlids and 12 assorted tetras

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Posted 25 May 2005 - 04:18 PM

A 29g with a JD and two Convicts is pretty overstocked. An 8" fish is a bit much to have cramed in that size tank.

And how do you have a reef tank with Cichlids? The only thing I could possibly think of is that you keep Etroplus maculatus but even that seems really far fetched.

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Posted 25 May 2005 - 09:09 PM

I'm sorry but i dont know what etroplus blah blah blah is can you please elaborate.

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Posted 27 May 2005 - 12:12 AM

A species of fish....

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Posted 27 May 2005 - 08:10 AM

It's was originally a reef tank but i converted it to fresh water, also i moved the jd a couple of days ago to my 75 gal. and calmed my zebra down. H e was terrorizing everyone. but everything is gravy now.

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Posted 14 July 2005 - 08:53 AM

i have a 30 gallon tall and I change out 33% weekly

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 02:59 PM

I do a weekly 20% water change. Matt, you sound like you do it a bit too often, and sick-lids you don't do it enough.

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Posted 22 August 2005 - 07:27 AM

thanks for all replys




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