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Old 10-30-2011, 04:25 AM   #41
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i would do bi-weekly water & filter pad changes if your water levels are legit .. def test the ph, amonia, nitrates etc on a weekly basis just to make sure it's where it should be, but in a 10 gal w/ only one puff, as long as you dont overfeed, the tank should stay fairly clean all the time
Why would you change the filter pads? That's the last thing anyone should be doing!
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Old 10-30-2011, 04:42 AM   #42
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I agree ^ and maybe next time do more research? Seems to me that you leared about the fish and its requirements AFTER you went out and bought it. In the end, researching about a fish = alive and happy fish
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Old 10-30-2011, 04:43 AM   #43
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just so you know, GSP's require little salt to begin with & can be weened to FW with no problem..
In the long-term, FW will weaken their immune system and they will live a shorter life. At least high-end brackish water is required for a full grown gsp.
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^ worrrddddd lol
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just wanna say all my advice on this was from my personal experience. i've found that you dont have to follow the rules to the T to have a thriving tank but most feel otherwise.

& as far as the filter pads, i always do bi-weekly pad changes, why wouldnt i?
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Old 10-30-2011, 11:13 AM   #46
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just wanna say all my advice on this was from my personal experience. i've found that you dont have to follow the rules to the T to have a thriving tank but most feel otherwise.

& as far as the filter pads, i always do bi-weekly pad changes, why wouldnt i?
Because the filter pads are crammed full of beneficial bacteria, which you just throw away! All you need to do is clean gently in tank water, only ever replace of they are falling apart!
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well i'm sure my tank is fine since i have 2 bio wheels in my filter & i use neutrafin cycle(?) i believe its called, & that keeps the benny bacterias perfecto
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IME i also think its cheaper to rinse the filter pad instead of buying more filters and bottled products every 2 weeks. I use to buy those carbon filter pads, but it got too expensive.
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well i'm sure my tank is fine since i have 2 bio wheels in my filter & i use neutrafin cycle(?) i believe its called, & that keeps the benny bacterias perfecto
It's just unnecessary and a cause of possible problems. And If you simply clean them then there would be no need to add that bacteria in a bottle ( which is pretty useless anyway)
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i dont add the bottled benny every water change.. maybe once a month or so but maybe i'll try your guy's way to save some moulla.. thanks friends
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