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View Poll Results: How Often do you do water changes?
every week 30 40.54%
every 2 weeks 21 28.38%
every 3 weeks 7 9.46%
monthly 8 10.81%
never 8 10.81%
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Old 09-19-2004, 01:15 PM   #1
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How often do you do Water changes

Here is the poll to see, I personally ever since I installed my Nitrate filter, I only do 1-20% water change every 2 month's. but dose my tank with trace elemtents weekly and all is doing well. Before the Nitrate filter, I wsa doing 20% every 2 weeks.
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Old 09-19-2004, 01:31 PM   #2
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I wont take any chances.
I do water changes EVERY week like clock work.
I have to much invested in my Oscars and their home not to mention my other 5 tanks..LOL
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Old 09-19-2004, 02:30 PM   #3
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I change water every "8" days.
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Old 09-19-2004, 06:40 PM   #4
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There was not choice for every 2 months so I picked monthly.
125 reef nitrates run at 0 and 55 fowlr around 5-10. The only reason I do water changes in the reef is for the nutrients in the water. The fowlr I do just to keep no3 in check and to keep everyone happy.
My refugiums do a great job and they are the only reason I can get away with fewer water changes.
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Old 09-19-2004, 11:33 PM   #5
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i dont know why but my tank always test 0 for the no3. i change it when i get a batch of sw mixed up and i think it might be about time for it.
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Old 09-21-2004, 04:33 PM   #6
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Who voted never since I would like to know what they do not to change the water. I have a new filter that keeps Phosphates and nitrates at 0PPM all the time, but I stilll do monthly water changes and replenish weekly the water with trace elements
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Old 09-22-2004, 05:34 PM   #7
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I did'nt know that there was a nitrate filter that really worked.I have never seen one that was worth the powder it would take to blow it up. Remember all test kits are not created equal!! Some times exspensive does'nt mean good!!
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Old 09-22-2004, 08:14 PM   #8
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I voted never I have a 10 gallon and 55 gallon tank and havent done one water change yet and everything is doing great. So far I dont need to do them so why start? If it anit broke dont fix it.
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Old 09-22-2004, 11:45 PM   #9
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yeah but how long have they been running every one has to do a water change some time or other.... maybe not but then again what ever is in your tank maynot be living up to its full potential it may just be living....
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Old 09-22-2004, 11:56 PM   #10
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I change water every 2 or 4 weeks, depending on the water parameters. As soon as they show anything, I change it. I'm like Oscarbreeder, got too much invested to take a chance. On a side note: Unlike Oscarbreeder, I can;t stand Jeff Gordon...LOL.......Just havin fun bud.

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