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Old 01-24-2012, 08:52 PM   #21
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Old 01-28-2012, 11:51 PM   #22
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I typically do anywhere from 25-50% changes weekly. This depends on the tank and how it looks at the time. If its dirty I do more if it's not I do less. I also vary my vacuuming of the substrate based on this aswell, if there is lots of debris I will do a good vacuuming if not I'll just change the water. I recently modified my water changer by adding a longer hose so water changes are easier which helps me motivate myself to do them more frequently.
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I do at least a 50% on each larger tank each week, a 100% on my betta tank every 3 days, and two back to back 50% changes on my 5 gallon at least once a week, sometimes twice. The 5 is the only tank with gravel and I vac it completely. The others (except the bare bottom betta tank) have sand so I just suck up everything on top.
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Old 01-29-2012, 01:09 AM   #24
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I do 25% changes every week, and a 50% monthly. i have sand so i just suck the stuff off the top of it.
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I do a 50% every week and gravel vac rinse the filter every week. The big rock gets remove and lightly scrubbed.
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Old 01-29-2012, 01:27 AM   #26
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Depends on the tank. I do 30% change with an okay gravel vac in my 55g amd 10g and with all of my bettas (<10g) I do at least 50% and a thorough gravel vac. I rinse out the filter pads once a month with the all of the tanks, except in my 55g. I just throw out the pads once a month or so, alternating the filters (I have peguin bio-wheels).
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