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Old 07-31-2011, 09:50 PM   #91
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That's another thing, he said every 2-4 weeks for water changes... Bad advice?
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Old 07-31-2011, 09:56 PM   #92
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I do mine every week as do most. If you are comfortable and youre tank can handle it you may be able to go every 2 weeks.

The water you change out replenishes the nutrients and vitamins that your tank needs to stay healthy. You are also exporting out the nitrates which otherwise can build up.
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Old 07-31-2011, 10:02 PM   #93
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This is why I love this site! Thanks for the advice. Anyone have a good idea for a portable r/o system? It's a pain in the *** going up stairs with 5 5gal jugs... Lol
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here ya go:

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Old 07-31-2011, 10:22 PM   #95
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Perfect. Save me some time and money. Tnx
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Old 07-31-2011, 10:40 PM   #96
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Its usually every week until your tank getsreally settled in...even then the nanos and smaller tanks are still best if done weekly
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Old 07-31-2011, 10:42 PM   #97
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I got a 90gal, not to small, so I thought... Lol
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Nope there's a chance you'll get to bi-weekly or month pwc's BUT that's solely based on how your tank settles in. Some are more effective than others
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Well, I got a pretty big sump with rock chamber, carlupa (plant) in crushed coral. It's really clear now and just keeps looking better. Pwc are 20%, like fresh water?
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i base my pwc's on the trate level...if its 2.5-5, then ill do 15g, if its higher, 30g... but thats only because my tanks still establishing... you're best to experiment and find a good % IMO
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