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post #1 of 6 Old 01-25-2011, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
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How often do you do water changes?

Just occurred to me that I have no clue on water changes for my community tank. I really need to put what I have in my siggy like some of you do.

But ~ how often does one do a water change with tropical fish that you can barely see? LOL! I am use to doing them every day of my life to once a week ~

Now I am confused!
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post #2 of 6 Old 01-25-2011, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
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Oh! My siggy is there!

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post #3 of 6 Old 01-25-2011, 06:03 PM
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Weekly 25-30% water changes should be fine.

150 Gallon - Mostly American Cichlids
135 Gallon - Angelfish Community
75 Gallon - Odd couple (Polleni/Angelfish)
55 Gallon - African tank
20 Gallon Long - QT
10 Gallon - Empty
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post #4 of 6 Old 01-25-2011, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
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Great! Thanks!

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125 gallon ~ fake plants I'm a "fakie") ( thanks, Kym

3 Neon Tetras
13 Rummy Nose Tetras
2 Swordtails
6 Rasporas


QT: ( 2.20 )

4 Roseline Sharks
1 Black Mollies
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post #5 of 6 Old 01-25-2011, 11:16 PM
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LOL, love the signature line.

I do 50% weekly on all my tanks (not counting the discus tank, as you already know what I do with that one!) but all my tanks are planted and also overstocked. The way your tank sits now I agree with Jeaninel that a 25 to 30% would be perfectly fine.

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post #6 of 6 Old 01-26-2011, 04:10 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks, Ladies! Totally appreciate it!

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125 gallon ~ fake plants I'm a "fakie") ( thanks, Kym

3 Neon Tetras
13 Rummy Nose Tetras
2 Swordtails
6 Rasporas


QT: ( 2.20 )

4 Roseline Sharks
1 Black Mollies
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