02-22-2011, 04:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Byron
My apology, I certainly mis-understood your (Sloppy's) comment on the 30% water change twice, I somehow assumed you meant twice in the last day.
I absolutely agree with what's subsequently been said, you must do weekly partial water changes, and normally--i.e., when the tank is running normal--the amount can vary from 25-50% of the tank volume--this depends upon live plants (less water the more plants), fish load, both type and number (some fish are messier, more fish are messier) and tank volume in comparison.
No, no problem Byron. I just did a 45% water change because of the high ammonia so i'll keep an eye on it in the next week and change it again next week. I've also reduced my feedings to once a day instead of twice like before. Hopefully that helps as well.