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Old 03-13-2011, 03:25 PM   #1
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Water change help

I have a 12 gallon nano cube saltwater tank with 3 hermit crabs and 2 chroma. I am away every other weekend. I am unable to perform a water change until 2 weeks. Am I ok?
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Sure, how much do you change?
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As long as you change like, 30-40% that's what I do
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I usually do a 5 gallon change every other week
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I personally change 5G (Out of 10G in my 14G tank after the rock and sand displacement) every 3 weeks
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I usually do a 5 gallon change every other week

You should be fine
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Thank you so much. I have been a little concerned with the frequent water changes because recently, all my stuff died. Everything just died . Except one hermit crab. I had 4 damsels a chromis, a clownfish and a mandarin. Everything died. Hopefully I won't have that problem again
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That sounds like a lot of fish for a 12G tank. The mandarin probably died of starvation, they eat copepods and will wipe out a small tanks populations very quickly. They are usually recommended for larger tanks.
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