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  1. General Reef Discussion
    My Nano has been up for over 18 months and I never check any water parameters and have no sump. My clowns breed regularly and are bonded to a healthy green bta. What I do is change water regularly. I do 2 x 25% water change per week. This keeps my water free of nitrate build up and I never...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Okay, this is a widely debated topic: Should you or should you not do weekly water changes during the cycling process? Today I did a water change of about 10-20% (took out 2 gallons out of my 20 gallon L tank) after about only a little over a week of cycling a brand new tank w/ only 20 lbs of...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    That's not entirely correct. Yes, when your water evaporates you do replace it with fresh water. However, this does not take the place of regular water changes. Those are done by removing the water yourself, not by evaporation, and when you replace that water you replace it with salt water. 1...
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