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Who Does Water changes

  • Yes, weelky to bi weelky

    Votes: 35 68.6%
  • Yes, Monthly

    Votes: 9 17.6%
  • Yes, Every few months

    Votes: 5 9.8%
  • Dont do them at all

    Votes: 2 3.9%
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20 gallons bi weekly to a month at most
 

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10% saltwater each week. 10-20% saltwater twice a week if there is algae growth starting and anything else that is unusual. top off with fresh as needed.
 

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10 gallons on a 46 with 20 sump, never added it all up and figured out the percentage, i do every other saturday. sometimes i miss one, but not very often at all. and if im going away for a day or two, ill do one before just to make sure everything is as clean as it can be.
 

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Even though I haven't with this tank once I get on schedule with this tank I will do monthly water changes. for far it has been none for three months and then 25 gal then a 20 gal the following week.

Now I will goto 15 gallon once per month.
 

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35 gallons once a month on a 180 gallon.
 

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5 gallons each week on a 29. I have to keep a closer eye on a smaller system. Burden at times.
 

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Shouldn't it say Bi-Monthly? Bi-Weekly is twice a week. I do a 20% Bi-Monthly
 

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I did 10% water changes once every 2 weeks. Then had a bad brown algae prob. I got real sick for months and never touched my tank. I started feeling betterhen one day looked at my tank and it was crystal clean. no brown junk either. This made me realize I was keeping my water too clean ;) so Now I do it maybe once a month, usually about a 3rd of the tank. If it is wrong or not, it works
 

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once i get on schedule i will be doing mine once a week, cause the supplyer of my water also does it once a week and it will help me get into the rutine
 

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whatevva said:
Shouldn't it say Bi-Monthly? Bi-Weekly is twice a week. I do a 20% Bi-Monthly
Okay then Mr. Smartipants then what is Semi-Monthly?
 

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I do a WC at least twice a month, more if the water quality or algae requires it - had a phosphate issue that took a WC every few days. 25% in a 135-gallon.

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10g every week. this is on a 170g system. this is all i need to do to remove all of the detritus from the sump and faux SB. i could prolly get away with a 5g, but my semi-auto water top off does not work as well with only 5g in it. :(

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