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Old 03-23-2019, 03:38 PM   #1
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I started with aquariums back in the 70's, when you bought fish, bought them home, floated the bag to equalize the temp and dumped the in the aquarium. Now things are a lot different. I am trying for the 4 time to have a shrimp tank. So far this time so good. Have a question tho. How often do I need to do a water change on a 10 gallon shrimp only tank? Yes i have good water perimeters, and they seem to be doing fine. I change about 1/3 of the water every 2 weeks, adding the fresh water thru a slow drip. Yes it is a heavily tank, and I use ECO Complete as a substrate. I figure at $.39 per shrimp at Pet Not So Smart, what have I got to lose. LOL. There is about 10 shrimp in the tank at the moment. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. BTW I have a 10 and a 75 up and running at this time. The 75 has ghost shrimp, Cories and Cherry Barbs in it now. The cories are mating like rabbits and I have eggs stuck to the glass all over. So far 1 has hatched and is doing great. I have a 110 that I need to reseal and will have it up this summer, maybe late spring.
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Old 03-23-2019, 11:40 PM   #2
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I wouldn't see anything wrong with changing out 50% of the water weekly. Why not?

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Old 03-24-2019, 12:11 PM   #3
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Hello Bob...

Welcome. One thing hasn't changed and that's keeping the tank clean with large, weekly water changes makes for a trouble free tank and a successful tank keeping experience.

"Fear not, my young apprentice. Just change the tank water."
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