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Old 03-22-2011, 06:29 PM   #1
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Too many PWCs?

Stupid question is there such a thing as too many pwcs? Like 20% every 5 days any side effects to that i just like to keep on it and enjoy keeping the tank clean.
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Stupid question is there such a thing as too many pwcs? Like 20% every 5 days any side effects to that i just like to keep on it and enjoy keeping the tank clean.
Not so long as you're checking your ammonia, nitrite, and nitrates regularly. I wouldn't vacuum the gravel every 5 days tho.
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Stupid question is there such a thing as too many pwcs? Like 20% every 5 days any side effects to that i just like to keep on it and enjoy keeping the tank clean.
Can you keep that up indefinitely? If there was something going on in your tank (sick, meds, bloom) then I'd say no.

But in my experience once, twice a week and the fishies get settled into it. If I miss a day no biggie, but IMO if you do it everyday and then you can't do it for a few days it could have repercussions.

Consistency in many things (food, lights, etc.) keeps fish happy/healthy is my motto.

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The purpose of PWC`s is to dilute excessive nutrients and replenish trace elements. A couple a week is not too much. I do weekly PWC`s.
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Ok thanks ya with the new salt im usings after a pwc gets my levels back to perfect for alk ca and mg
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I do 2 5g water changes on my 55g tank. One on Monday and one on Thursday. I also test my Calcium, Magnesium, Alkalinity, Nitrates and Phospahtes on those days aswell. I usually do a 15g water change every other month
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