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Old 03-06-2012, 08:51 PM   #1
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Canister filter in my 110 tall.

Hey guys a lil advice. I have been doing salt water fish for a few yrs. I guess by the seat of my pants. I run a canister filter. Clean it out and water change every few months. Never had to much of a problem. From reading the forms I should be. Any ideas. I do hardy fish. Lionfish. 2 triggers. A tang, puffer, grouper and eel. Is my tank a time bomb? Thanks for any help.
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Your fish is living in polluted water. What are your water parameters?

I would never want to go to Mexico City because the air is toxic. People still live there anyways. Will they have long-term healthy issues? Yup.
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I do test strips every week. Everything stays in the safe. Once it gets to close to stress or toxic u do the water change. I really only gotta do it every 3 months our so. I want healthy fish. I don't want them feeling sick.
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I do test strips every week. Everything stays in the safe. Once it gets to close to stress or toxic u do the water change. I really only gotta do it every 3 months our so. I want healthy fish. I don't want them feeling sick.
Test strips can be inaccurate, you should get the API liquid test kits. Those things are spot on!! Lol with fish tanks, you should really do water changes every week, especially with SW. Whats the size of the tank?
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Test strips can be inaccurate, you should get the API liquid test kits. Those things are spot on!! Lol with fish tanks, you should really do water changes every week, especially with SW. Whats the size of the tank?
Just realized you said it was a 110 gallon>.<
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Really every week. I will get the liquid tests. For sure. So evan if it tests good I should change the water?
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Really every week. I will get the liquid tests. For sure. So evan if it tests good I should change the water?
Yeah, sometimes I change my tanks water 2 times a week. Yes, even if tests come out good, I would still do a water change just to be safe
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Yes.

Frequency and amount of water change depends if you have live rocks, skimmer, macroalgae.

If you only have a canister filter, then you should be doing water changes every week (preferably 50% due to your livestock).
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Lots if live rock and sand. It seems so much. 50 gals a week. What if I get a wet dry?
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Your live rocks are better for biological filtration than wet/dry. How many pounds do you have?
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