Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
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 04-03-2011, 01:08 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
RICH305's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 330
Water change??

When do I have to do these water changes?? How many gallons I have a 84gallon tank thanks!
__________________

__________________
RICH305 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2011, 01:11 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
RICH305's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 330
I have had this tank running since march 2 and haven't did a water change
__________________

__________________
RICH305 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2011, 01:18 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Gti_Leo's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Toronto,Ontario
Posts: 3,021
you should do a weekly water change of 10-20% so about 10-12 gallons a week would be fine
__________________
Gti_Leo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2011, 02:07 PM   #4
AA Team Emeritus
 
cmor1701d's Avatar


 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Belle Mead, NJ
Posts: 7,814
Have you cycled the tank using a fishless method or with fish in the tank?
Once the tank is fully cycled and then stocked with fish you need to top off with fresh RODI water every few days to make up for evaporation. You need to a 10% weekly partial water with salt water mixed the day before (12 - 24 hours) or 20% - 30% every other week.
cmor1701d is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2011, 02:08 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
RICH305's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 330
Quote:
Originally Posted by cmor1701d
Have you cycled the tank using a fishless method or with fish in the tank?
Once the tank is fully cycled and then stocked with fish you need to top off with fresh RODI water every few days to make up for evaporation. You need to a 10% weekly partial water with salt water mixed the day before (12 - 24 hours) or 20% - 30% every other week.
I did a fish cycle GO COWBOYS!!
__________________
RICH305 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2011, 02:10 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
RICH305's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 330
So I have to wait for the tank to cycle before I do water changes right?
__________________
RICH305 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2011, 02:18 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Just.A.Bit.Salty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Murrieta,CA
Posts: 294
:censor: Would be a Cowboy fan who cycled with fish ... lol
__________________
Here a water change, there a water change, everywhere a water change
Just.A.Bit.Salty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2011, 02:21 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
RICH305's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 330
Quote:
Originally Posted by Just.A.Bit.Salty
:censor: Would be a Cowboy fan who cycled with fish ... lol
*** lol I was new and followed what the lfs told me on the cycle...well now I kno lol
__________________
RICH305 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2011, 03:01 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Gti_Leo's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Toronto,Ontario
Posts: 3,021
you could use fish to cycle, its probably faster but its not the humane thing to do. it puts so much stress on the fish, burning their gils and destroyign their reseratory system.

we say to do a fishless cycle because we are all aquatists that care about the life that we have growing in our aquariums, which is why alot of use get into the hobby
__________________
Gti_Leo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2011, 03:07 PM   #10
is back to save the day!
 
Zer0's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 3,194
I agree with Gti Leo, but let's not begin the cycle game guys. Many of us support the fishless cycle method, but we can not force our ways upon others so i believe we should leave this discussion at that and try and get back to the OP's question.

The information that cmor gave about water changes is spot on and that's actually the water change regiment i go by. I feel that doing water changes weekly instead of bi-weekly or even longer, just keeps the water more pristine and it really decreases your chances of having a system crash due to some unforeseen problem with the water quality. Plus, it's just good aquarium husbandry. Doing more frequent water changes also helps keep nuisance algae in check, diluting and taking out the excess nutrients and nitrates, giving the algae less food for growth.
__________________

__________________
Thanks.
-Kevin
Zer0 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
Water change or just add RO water during cure process???? caco Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 6 10-23-2008 11:50 AM
Water change - sit for a week - cloudy after change satch Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 16 10-07-2008 06:58 PM
To water change or not to water change. that is the question Andari Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 14 01-05-2007 05:38 PM
Bacteria bloom (white cloudy water) in water change tub? 20 20 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 1 01-16-2006 02:44 PM
When should I do my 1st water change? And water change ? stew Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 11 10-11-2003 02:36 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:48 PM.


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