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Old 02-04-2012, 07:15 AM   #1
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I do a water change every week. I have a 45 gallon tank. I take out about 10 gallons. Is that good or is less ok?
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Old 02-04-2012, 07:36 AM   #2
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I do a water change every week. I have a 45 gallon tank. I take out about 10 gallons. Is that good or is less ok?
How are your water conditions with that change? What's your stock like? Planted or no? What kind of filtration are you running? ( not that filtration takes the place of a good water change )

Also are you adding a dechlorinator?
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Old 02-04-2012, 07:40 AM   #3
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My parameters are all good. My stock is two ocellaris clownfish, one coral beauty, n sleeper goby. Some hermit crabs too. I have a protein skimmer, bio filter n a phosban reactor. I have an ro system in my house for the water.
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My parameters are all good. My stock is two ocellaris clownfish, one coral beauty, n sleeper goby. Some hermit crabs too. I have a protein skimmer, bio filter n a phosban reactor. I have an ro system in my house for the water.
Oops I didn't see this was the saltwater section but... I'm to SW and just set up my biocube 29, but If it helps I do weekly water changes on my bio cube. Anywhere from 5-10 gallon change a week. I'll do more if conditions call for it.
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Old 02-04-2012, 09:32 AM   #5
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If you do weekly 10% should suffice. So realistically 4.5-5 gallons per week is enough. If (10)g/w isn't an issue, that's even better.
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It's not an issue. Thats what i been doing the whole time so I'm use to it. Is it like, the more u change the better it is for the tank?
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Depends on what your levels are. Do a change great enough weeklyt keep the Levels down to zero.
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Old 02-04-2012, 12:13 PM   #8
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I like to do large changes when I can, it can only help your tank.
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My levels are always good. I should just keep doing what I've been doing.
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I would stick to what works too. Lots of people would be jealous of great water parameters.
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