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Old 11-22-2006, 03:23 PM   #1
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Do I have 2 do water changes

My water has been evaportaing so much and every 2 days I have 2 put 2 to 2 1/2 gallons of water in the tank and My saltlevels and all my testings on the water are right where their soposed 2 be. Should I still do water changes. I havent changed water a month so far. Everything is doing great, Corals are spreading fast, fish and shimp happy as they can be.

please tell my what I should do.
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Old 11-22-2006, 03:32 PM   #2
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You should always to do regular water changes. The frequency will vary from tank to tank. 10-15% bi-weekly or 20% monthly is a good guide. Doing water changes help replenish depleted trace elements, major elements and buffers. It is just good aquarium practice.
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Doing water changes help replenish depleted trace elements, major elements and buffers. It is just good aquarium practice.
I do weekly PWC`s for this reason. This is a good practice and will help to keep your tank from crashing.
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Everything is doing great, Corals are spreading fast, fish and shimp happy as they can be.
Yes, but this will not last if you don't perform periodic water changes. Some nuisance algaes will begin to be seen, you may get some cyanobacteria, and nitrates will begin to creep up.

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I agree, I used to do mine onece a month, but I do about 20% every 3 weeks, in my 55G.
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I do 15% pwc every other week. But for the first 6 months it was every week.
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