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Old 12-04-2007, 01:39 AM   #1
 
Water Changes

I have a 46G tank that I recently started.........how much water should I change a week, 15%?

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Old 12-04-2007, 02:01 AM   #2
 
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Depends on your bioload. What are the fish you are planning to put in it? 70-80% weekly is the maximum I would do. The more water changes performed, the better for the fish.
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Old 12-04-2007, 02:06 AM   #3
 
Not sure what kind of fish yet..........I thought smaller, more frequent water changes were better?
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Old 12-04-2007, 02:20 AM   #4
 
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Not sure what kind of fish yet..........I thought smaller, more frequent water changes were better?
Depends on how often you perform water changes. If the bioload is light, a big water change weekly shouldn't hurt compared to a very heavy bioload where nitrates are already piling up dangerously.
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Old 12-06-2007, 02:47 AM   #5
 
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bigger the better..... its a number game.... i do 50-75% often... nothing wrong with 90%

arrrr if i had the pics of the charts i would post it.....
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