Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 05-11-2011, 08:29 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
rncarter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Springfield, MA
Posts: 275
water change weekly

I have a 90 gallon tank and lfs guy told me I could do just a 5 gallon change weekly. Is there any truth to this.
__________________

__________________
rncarter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2011, 08:35 PM   #2
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,249
You could do 5 gallons a week but you could do more a week also. If he was telling you that to save money then you should consider that there are 2 really important reasons for PWC`s. They replenish trace elements used in your Livestocks different processes. They also dilute excessive nutrients that end up causing nuisance algea.
__________________

__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2011, 08:48 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
rncarter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Springfield, MA
Posts: 275
He toldme to do this because I am recovering from an algae outbreak
__________________
rncarter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2011, 09:20 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 1,142
I have a 90 gallon system and I do a 5 gallon weekly change just because its easy to use a 5 gallon bucket. I also don't have a protein skimmer yet. I do have a little trouble with algae though.
__________________
95 Gallon reef system
Hinds04 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2011, 10:29 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
rncarter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Springfield, MA
Posts: 275
I think I may do the 5-10 gallon PWC to cut my algae growth
__________________
rncarter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2011, 03:34 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Oklahoma City
Posts: 587
People usually suggest 10% pwc. I wouldn't see why the extra water changes wouldn't help with algae unless your not using RO/DI water. The water changes would help remove nitrate and other things needed by algae to grow.
__________________

__________________
Henry405 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
change, water change

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Test your water weekly. Marconis Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 7 03-02-2011 12:24 AM
Water change - sit for a week - cloudy after change satch Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 16 10-07-2008 06:58 PM
If doing 40% water change weekly will skimmer not produce jasno999 General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 4 03-05-2006 11:07 AM
weekly waterchanges and water stablilty john0087 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 5 02-21-2006 08:15 PM
I'm sick of changing water weekly Scottw68TN Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 71 10-22-2005 10:21 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:52 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.