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Old 02-22-2006, 06:47 PM   #1
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cycle finished, purchased some fish, now some more questions

Hello all,
First I want to say thanks to everyone on this site that helped me get to this point.
I have a 150 gal. tank that just completed it's cycle. Went to the lfs(very good rep.,knowledgeable staff). I came home with 2 blue gorami, 2 gold gorami, and 1 kissing fish. So far so good, they seem happy, healthy and are eating. The lfs told me to wait 2 weeks, test the water and if all is good I can add more fish. My plan here is to add 3 or 4 clown loaches, some synodontis multipunctatus, and 1 big pleco(BIG, I love plecos and cats!!!). I would like some opinions on this please

Next comes the question of a general idea of how much and how often should I do water changes. I bought a python to make life easier.

Thanks again.......................
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Most people reccomend 25-50% a week. Thats what i do.
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yep a 25 % pwc is best once a week, you can go bi weekly, but i think its safer to just go with weekly so that your levels don't get to high
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By the way, your cats are going to be thrilled to be in such a big tank. 8)
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Congrats on the cycle, and kudos to your lfs for giving good advice! I do 25-50% weekly on my tanks. Bigger tanks are easier to keep clean IMO.
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I do 50% weekly. With a python it's really no big deal to do the large changes. lol. Just stick it in there and go watch tv or something. Make sure to set a timer or something so you don't foget about it though
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As far as the water change goes, should I add some dechlor during the refill or when I am finished?
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