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Old 03-30-2005, 12:41 PM   #11
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I was told by my retailer that I only had to do water changes every 4 to 6 months. I could simply add water when evaporated.

Is there any difference with the larger tanks? With my intended 215 gal that would be roughly 75 gallons a week. I didn't do near that many water changes with my fresh water tank and I kept it up and running for years. I took it down when my last fish got to big for the tank. I had a Pacu in a 20 gallon.

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Old 03-30-2005, 04:10 PM   #12
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You need to do water changes at least once a month (most people do biweekly). You wouldn't need to change out nearly 75 gallons per water change though. I would suggest 20-30. If I were you I wouldn't trust that retailer anymore...

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Old 03-30-2005, 04:29 PM   #13
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instead of running a timer you could connect two float switches in series. that way if one fails he other one will stop the pump. a sort of backup system. the fancy name is dual redundancy.


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