Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
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 03-15-2012, 08:26 AM   #21
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
LyndaB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 5,816
Quote:
Originally Posted by George9 View Post
Can I ask, why is one 50% better than two staggered 25% pwcs, just curious.
If you do two water changes, with the second change, you're removing part of the new water you put in with the first change. Of course, it's all been mixed in with the existing, so it's not "all" new water you're removing, but it doesn't make sense to me to do smaller ones. I just personally don't feel it's as effective.
__________________

__________________
75: blood parrots, featherfin cat, emperor tetras, turquoise rainbowfish, BN plecos, japanese trapdoor; 46: WCMM, gold inca snails, ghost, bamboo & amano shrimp, kuhli loaches, rummynose & ember tetras, endlers, platies, flame gourami, guppies; 16: pygmy, peppered, loxozonus corys, otos, assassins, RCS ... ~ Research PRIOR to purchase.... ~
LyndaB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2012, 08:48 AM   #22
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
boadams87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Kershaw SC
Posts: 1,702
I think doing small ones are a waste of time. Just do a big one and be done
__________________

__________________
boadams87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2012, 08:59 AM   #23
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Queens NYC
Posts: 581
Quote:
Originally Posted by boadams87
I think doing small ones are a waste of time. Just do a big one and be done
I agree haha

I used to test my water all the time, but I have a planted tank and my nitrates stay at 0 now. I do a 40-50% wc every Sunday just to add ferts, and get some of the poo out.
__________________

__________________
FishN00b83 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
Free: Anyone local want some water lily "babies"? Passatryde Archive 8 03-19-2012 12:40 AM
Water Changes Rjoepenk Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 26 03-17-2012 04:40 PM
REALLY cloudy water during cycling laurelhed Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 8 03-17-2012 09:47 AM
My 75 gallon African tank. Water issue? Convict2161 Cichlid Discussion 62 03-15-2012 12:47 PM
I discovered what was making my water cloudy. KRAKEN Cichlid Discussion 22 03-14-2012 10:50 PM







» Photo Contest Winners







Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:44 PM.


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