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Old 02-26-2014, 10:11 AM   #1
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Water change question...

Ok guys this might be a stupid question but humour me...

I just added my 4 juveniles to my new tank on Saturday, been checking numbers since they were added, all is well.

Wednesday is water change day on my tropical tank, want this tank to be in on the routine but since he newbies have only been in there 4 days should I skip is week and start them on the rotation next week or just do it? Just wasn't. Sure if it was too soon or is there ever a too soon? Lol

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Old 02-26-2014, 10:35 AM   #2
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Do it now. No seriously I would do it the fish will be happier with the water after the change.

Ps what % are you changing 25% ?

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Do it now. No seriously I would do it the fish will be happier with the water after the change.

Ps what % are you changing 25% ?

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Yes 25% each time. I want to keep my new cichlids happy!
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Just ordered a Python off amazon. Can't wait for that to come!!!!!!
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Awesome.

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Just to clarify a Python water change hose.... NOT a python snake lol
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Just to clarify a Python water change hose.... NOT a python snake lol
Yeah best to clarify lol.
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Just ordered a Python off amazon. Can't wait for that to come!!!!!!
don't order one make one. I made one for 8 bucks work awesome
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Congrats on the new fish.

You are safest maintaining a water change schedule. This keeps you on track with a routine, and more importantly keeps the water params stable for your fish.
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Test nitrates. If they are staying high do 50% a week. Personally I do 50% a week even if a tank doesn't need it. Fish like clean water. Wouldn't waste my time with a 25% change.
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don't order one make one. I made one for 8 bucks work awesome

I had already order it! lol
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Test nitrates. If they are staying high do 50% a week. Personally I do 50% a week even if a tank doesn't need it. Fish like clean water. Wouldn't waste my time with a 25% change.

I've been testing everything every other night since it's new. Cycled it for just over 3 weeks but I'm keeping a close eye on the new babies in there! Any amount of water change will be a breeze now with the python coming
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Congrats on the new fish.

You are safest maintaining a water change schedule. This keeps you on track with a routine, and more importantly keeps the water params stable for your fish.

I have to stay on schedule with my tropical community so best and easiest thing to do was just do all the tanks on the same day. Wednesday is aquarium day! Lol
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don't order one make one. I made one for 8 bucks work awesome

How did you make one? I don't imagine it's easy.
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very easy all you need is a fitting to.attach to.your sink a then a T fitting and a shut off at the bottom ill take pics tonight

or just find a hot water bed fill /drain kit



but it cost me all of 8 dollars to make the part then 20 for the hose
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