Originally Posted by Fishguy2727
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.