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Old 12-30-2013, 10:39 PM   #1
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No Water Change in over a year

Hi everyone. I started this thread because I have read about a lot about people having either nitrate problems, or hair algae problems. First of all, your nitrates should always be zero. Second of all, what works for me may not work for you. You should always do your own research before listening to anyone. I use the deep sand bed method to control my nitrates, and a big cleanup crew for everything else. I have not done a water change in over a year, and I am running no protein skimmer. There is a lot that goes into this, but before I type a five thousand word essay on what works for me, and everything that I did to create this ecosystem, I just wanted to see if anyone is interested in hearing. Let me know. Thanks.
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I'm interested in hearing about it
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Old 12-30-2013, 10:43 PM   #3
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I'm interested in hearing about it
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Hi Jesse!
I have a 75g freshwater and i don't do water changes also! It's over 5 months ( only restarted recently).
And yes there's a lot to say about it but, and it all goes from experiments, research, personalization and really understanding the hole "machine"!
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I will post back tomorrow. Don't have time tonight for anyone else that sees this. Thanks for checking this out. I hope people will learn from what I'm about to tell them. I cant take all off the credit. I learned from newyroksteelo on youtube. He's the one I got the idea from and it worked for me. In the post I write tomorrow, i will explain everything I did, timeline, and everything that goes into it. The Deep Sand Bed method make saltwater so much easier. Thanks.
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Yeah, I'm interested as well.
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Im sure it could be a benifical topic for the forum. Im interested but also very skeptical about what im about to read.

Regardless, please post your experiences.

I swear by regular changes, how else are you diluting other minerals and toxins that build up that cant be used as it goes deeper than just nitrates?

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Im sure it could be a benifical topic for the forum. Im interested but also very skeptical about what im about to read.

Regardless, please post your experiences.

I swear by regular changes, how else are you diluting other minerals and toxins that build up that cant be used as it goes deeper than just nitrates?

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I agree as in very skeptical. How deep of a sand bed? How do we quantify success with this method? I feel dsb work but only if super deep like >5" and never ever disturbed. I don't think I would ever trust my tank to no water changes as eventually stuff is gonna build up. Dsb are great at trapping all types of nasties and if given a chance somehow to be released will nuke a tank.
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I'm about 7 months in myself with no water change.... I'm sure it would be good, but I'm lazy. The world hasn't come to an end and I'm growing SPS in a 180....
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Health and laziness dont seem to go hand in hand in my opinion. Why not try alittle harder to do more. 20% weekly is better than nothing.

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