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Old 11-09-2011, 10:59 PM   #21
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You will soon enough lol. Might as well start researching for your future purchases lol.

http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/a...lies.cfm?c=597
Lol we sound like used car salesmen!!
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Old 11-09-2011, 11:04 PM   #22
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Lol we sound like used car salesmen!!
Hahaha I know. Help me help you, what can I do to get this frogspawn in your tank today? Lol the worst part is I clicked my own link and started looking around making a shopping list in my head haha.
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Old 11-09-2011, 11:20 PM   #23
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Hahaha I know. Help me help you, what can I do to get this frogspawn in your tank today? Lol the worst part is I clicked my own link and started looking around making a shopping list in my head haha.
LMAO. "what can I do to get this frogspawn in your tank today?" classic!
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Old 11-17-2011, 06:32 AM   #24
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So can I do 20 gallon every other week instead of weekly? Wife would prefer that..
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Weekly is ideal. That will keep the tank running as well as possible, and when life happens and you miss one you are fine. IME it is easier for people to keep up a weekly schedule if they always do it on the same day. It is more routine.
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Think of it this way. If your dog defecates in his cage would you let it stay in there for a two weeks or remove it right upon sight or soon there after. Now apply thisconcept to weekly water changes
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Old 11-22-2011, 09:35 AM   #27
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So PWC's are a must?
I'm curious as I've had my current 30 gallon setup for 5 months and have never done a PWC, prior to that I ran a 55 gallon for 2 years and never did one except when it was cycling. I run a mixture of reef and fish and everything seems to be growing fine.
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What are your nitrate readings? Thats a good indicator right there.
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Yes, every tank needs a good water change schedule.

Two years is nothing. Tanks should be able to thrive for years and years. I am not sure what problems you have had, if any, but most tanks with that water change schedule would have algae and other problems.
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Yes, every tank needs a good water change schedule.

Two years is nothing. Tanks should be able to thrive for years and years. I am not sure what problems you have had, if any, but most tanks with that water change schedule would have algae and other problems.
I haven't ran into any issues yet. My trites, trates, ammonia, are 0. Calcium, CH, PH, etc are all good. I grew up with my parents having them and they never changed the water out, we just topped it off once a week or so. I've just always done it this way.
I had always heard the water never carries any bacteria it's the rocks/sand/filters. So changing the water didn't do much. If it hasn't caused me any problems previously do you think I'll be okay to continue this way or should I start doing the PWC's? I don't want to kill everything in my tank, I sold the 55 gallon for a good profit otherwise I would still have it. My 30 gallon so far hasn't had any issues and I'm currently setting up a 10g nano.
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