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Old 07-06-2012, 05:00 PM   #1
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Water changes any advice?

I have 60 gals in a 75 gal tank I'm thinking of doing a 5 gal change a week or ten every two weeks . Any suggestions?
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Old 07-06-2012, 05:07 PM   #2
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Small frequent water changes are better then large ones more spready out.. are you choosing that amount due to parameters or is that what you "feel" is right
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Old 07-06-2012, 05:09 PM   #3
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Hmm your tank isn't filled up.. you're leaving 15 gallons empty? Just curious.

Some people do that. I guess whatever works as long as your parameters are fine. I change 20 gallons every week on a 55 +18 gallon sump.
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Hmm your tank isn't filled up.. you're leaving 15 gallons empty? Just curious.

Some people do that. I guess whatever works as long as your parameters are fine. I change 20 gallons every week on a 55 +18 gallon sump.
I'm guessing he's accounting for water displacement
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I change 30g every two weeks on my 90g if that's any help. Takes about 15 minutes with the setup I have in place for water changes. I have some algae still but the tank is somewhat new and fish only so I let it slide for now.

If you have a feel for your tank you can fine tune a schedule that works best for your individual needs. I would however do more than 5g even weekly, less frequent than that and you really will have to watch your stocking and feeding levels.
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I have 60 gals in a 75 gal tank I'm thinking of doing a 5 gal change a week or ten every two weeks . Any suggestions?
I do about 10-15gal PWC on my 75gal every week, every 4th ... when I do my tank filter Maintenance, I'll do 20gal. Been doing it this way for close to a year now.
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Yeah I'm counting water displacement. I live in south Florida and always going by the inlet or around the water so I just though about doing small frequent ones or what ever works best! Thanks you all
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If you're getting water yourself from the ocean be careful. We all know water near beaches can become contaminated. Test the water each time.
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Most of the contaminants I would be worried about in a natural water supply would definitely not be on the list of things covered by the typical hobbyists liquid kits. I would avoid it altogether.
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Most of the contaminants I would be worried about in a natural water supply would definitely not be on the list of things covered by the typical hobbyists liquid kits. I would avoid it altogether.
I second that.
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