Different School of Thought. - Page 2 - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 13 Old 06-17-2010, 09:50 AM
Member
 
Byron's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by robert958 View Post
well, 30% of water change will be weekly and vary as it goes, mean that sometime 30% sometimes 40% and so on and fore. right? But just worry, where there is some instant that water change one fish will dead. I am sure that water change has stress this weak fish...
Did this actually happen to you, or is it just a general question?

What 1077 was getting at is that regular weekly water changes that are sufficient for the tank--and as I said originally, the number of fish, type of fish, any plants, size of tank all influence how often and how much water change is needed--if they are sufficient, the tank will be stable with respect to the water conditions. But not doing a water change one or two weeks, then doing a large one, can be detrimental. This is because the toxins in the water that would normally be removed every week are still there and build up; sometimes fish "manage" with this short-term and "appear" OK, but the sudden large change of water may cause the water parameters to shift drastically, harming the fish. There are several ways this can occur, I won't go into all that. Only say that regular (weekly) water changes that are sufficient in volume for the tank's biology will be healthier for the fish.

You can never change too much water. In nature fish live in water that is changing (for them) every second. Fish do not live in the same water in nature as they are forced to do in any aquarium. So the more water changes the better. However, most of us would have difficulty doing several every day, and provided the tank is balanced once a week works.

Byron.

Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada

The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If youíre going to take it under your wing then youíre responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
Byron is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 13 Old 06-17-2010, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Yes, it did happened to me, fish dead after water change. I guess regular change of water like 2 times a week would ne good enough.
robert958 is offline  
post #13 of 13 Old 06-17-2010, 09:51 PM
New Member
 
amberjade's Avatar
 
I do between a third and a half water change in each of my tanks every week. My 40 gal I gravel vac every time - but I have a lot of fish in there. My water parameters have always been spot-on, and my fish are happy, so I'll keep doing it. I rinse the filter media in tank water once a month - I find it doesn't need it more than that.

Ah, the serenity......nothing more relaxing or beautiful to look at than fish gliding around their tank......
amberjade is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How many fish do I need to be a school? Smita Freshwater and Tropical Fish 3 05-17-2010 08:31 PM
will different tetras school together? ThalesthePearsei Characins 12 02-11-2010 11:44 PM
Will different tetras school together? ominousdusk Characins 4 01-30-2009 11:49 AM
What school to add? Which rainbow? catfishtabbi Freshwater and Tropical Fish 0 01-07-2009 05:28 PM
A little help on my School Project tangy Off Topic Discussions 6 09-09-2007 02:21 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome