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Old 03-26-2014, 01:54 PM   #11
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Hello Brook...

The water change is the aeration. By changing out the water regularly, you're mixing oxygen into the tank water. In addition, you have oxygen from the surrounding air in the room and the O2 produced by the plants. There is more than enough O2 to sustain your fish between water changes. Granted, only 1 in 10,000 tank keepers could commit to such an aggressive water change routine, but it can be done.

Back to my point, the filtration equipment, even multiple, high end, expensive filters can't be depended upon to keep the tank water pure. Only large, frequent water changes can do the job.

Just an opinion from a water change fanatic.

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Hello Brook... The water change is the aeration. By changing out the water regularly, you're mixing oxygen into the tank water. In addition, you have oxygen from the surrounding air in the room and the O2 produced by the plants. There is more than enough O2 to sustain your fish between water changes. Granted, only 1 in 10,000 tank keepers could commit to such an aggressive water change routine, but it can be done. Back to my point, the filtration equipment, even multiple, high end, expensive filters can't be depended upon to keep the tank water pure. Only large, frequent water changes can do the job. Just an opinion from a water change fanatic. B
oh I agree about wc! I'm pretty fanatical myself.. There is really no way to remove nitrates other than getting your hands wet.. I just think proper filtration is as important as a proper wc routine..
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oh I agree about wc! I'm pretty fanatical myself.. There is really no way to remove nitrates other than getting your hands wet.. I just think proper filtration is as important as a proper wc routine..
I agree with this as well. Filtration is a huge part in aquariums. Without filtration your gonna need to do daily water changes on most tanks.
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I appreciate all the input guys I have gotten a lot out of this thread! To keep you all in the loop I decided to pull the trigger and add the second filter, there seems to be a good current thru out the tank now, does not seem to be too much for my little guys either. After reading everyone's imput I figured this could not hurt and in conjunction with my routine water changes about 25% or so a week I should have one happy tank.
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