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Old 06-25-2004, 10:35 AM   #11
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This topic probably isn't as cut and dry as everyone is making it out to be.
Thank you. I thought it was a legitimate question too. After all, the parameters listed are the main reasons we do water changes. If texasdivegal or anyone else ever figures out a way to reduce the frequency of water changes, I'm all ears.


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Wow! Thanks everybody for your thoughts.

EDIT: Forgot to ask if you've verified those test results are accurate?[/quote]

Yes, I have verified them with 2 lfs, one in my home town and then again at a larger store.

I use supplements such as: coral - vite and iodine.

Anyway, I decided to do a 15% water change today. Not as bad as I thought.

Thanks again everybody!

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Did you read the link I sent? If not it is a easy read, and worth the 10 mins. 15% is'nt enough to do much in the long run. You should do atleast 20-25% at a time, ...Adding any supplement your not testing for is a bad idea...regular 20-25% water changes, IMO, will be enough to replenish those. Besides ammonia, trite, trate,Maintaing ca/alk is also just as important.
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15% wouldn't do much if your main goal was to lower nitrates, but if they are reading zero and you're just replenishing elements then it should be fine.

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