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Old 08-13-2004, 05:13 PM   #1
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Do I have to do waterchanges?

I add about 1 gal a day of ro water to keep my water levels constant but the salinity seems to not require adding salt. Can I just add nutrients to the water (when(?)) instead of make waterchanges?
I have had my tank about 1and a half months.
No problems yet.
I test for pH , nitrites, and all seems fine.
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Old 08-13-2004, 05:18 PM   #2
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How are your nitrates? These are the main reason for the water change`s. Evaporation of water does not remove the pollutants.....
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Old 08-13-2004, 05:22 PM   #3
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Do water changes. They are ther easiest thing to do for a healthy tank.
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Old 08-13-2004, 05:33 PM   #4
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Water changes replenish minerals to the water. Even if all your levels appear to be good you should do routine water changes to keep your tank healthy.

Doing water changes is a way to lower nitrates, but it's not the only reason for doing a water change.
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I do quick dip 5 in one test strip and have had the water tested at the local store. I have a tank below with bio filters and that bacteria light and a protein skimmer.
I guess no one make a packet of magnesium or what ever goes into the water for health seperate.
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Old 08-13-2004, 05:41 PM   #6
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All essential elements are in the saltmix.. it's by far the easiest way to add them without having to buy test kits and additional suppliments.

Even if you don't think you need to do them for waste export, you should still be doing small changes to replenish those elements.
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Ok. Thanks

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Not to toss a wrench into the works but...
I have done one water change in 6-7 months...
I top off and check my levels once a month and I guess I'm lucky is all... I top off once a week and reed every other day !
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I top off once a week
If I waited for a week to top off my sump would be dry.
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I add about a gallon a day. What is reed every other day mean?
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